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Petr Papasov
(Russia)

Born in 1983 in Togliatti, Russia
Lives in Saint-Petersburg

Retreat. 2011. Kinetic object. Courtesy of the artist

A mechanism is built to move drumsticks inside a framework. Attached to the conveyor, the sticks get chaotic impulses from the conveyor and from each other. Their movements are based on patterns implied in the working process, but at the same time they are deformed by inertia appearing due to the drumsticks’ interactions. The arising rhythms are similar to seemingly random human reactions, which are in some ways logical, but at the same time obey the inner "neural" law.

Petr Papasov

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.