The concept of the project
Exhibition Sergei Ogurtsov built of several works that combine different meanings and media: natural materials (stones) rhyme with man-made video projections, "warm" material (milk) is opposed to disembodied artifacts "cold" culture (books). This project, like most of the works of the author - is the history of modern archeology possible. From the rationalist critique of anthropomorphic cultural legacy of Europe from the Renaissance and the Enlightenment (a series of objects from the books "Empty houses being" installation "Crack mirror stage"), the artist turns to the study of alternative civilizations - "exhumation utopias Europe after sunset." "Exodus" offers to imagine culture without curb symbolic dimension, ie, language, as we know it. Problematizing the Logos as a universal refuge psyche, "common place" (communication with others), and even the history, the artist reminds us that art has never produced culture, but rather trying to go beyond it, and, therefore, beyond the human. The project "Exodus" no-this humane anthropology received a political dimension: the Bible Association resonate with modern post-Marxist reading of the term "outcome" as the failure of the struggle for power in favor of the search for new spaces of freedom. However, the artist alludes to, as long as the person does not leave the limits of the symbolic culture, language, and with them the "I" (personal or collective), freedom will remain a mirage of eternal wandering around. The impossibility of such transgression only means that you need to look for new languages, piercing the symbolic structure, "to settle the language," says the artist. If you believe a philosopher, a person was invented long ago, and perhaps for a long time. A person could be different. Reinventing the human to Sergei Ogurtsov is limiting the content of any revolution, and the desire is - a necessary utopia of a new modernism. --- The desire for freedom - a passion for the real. The revolutionaries of modernist utopias believed that the free world is accessible from the top of the vertical of power. Arriving there at the end of 1960, they saw only a light haze: biopolitics pervasive fog of information is no longer monitored daily, but it produced the subject. For half a century digital sets do not fight with the empire, they tend to leave the government. Wandering through the desert everyday: the eternal return reterritorialization: the outcome. Without leadership, without the promise of Canaan: atopos instead of utopia - this is freedom of general intelligence, which gives way to the real metanarrative mirages local and personal stories and longing different from fatigue only the memory of the former totalitarian dreams passionaries. Error nomad - in his naive loyalty to the golden calf of symbolic culture: his tent, he created the image of being at home. The symbolic order of language, which today owns and man and his art, and technology - and is that the only wall, for which none of the living could not penetrate. Forget tongue sneak out of existence-let to real ocean finally wash off the first and only person in the desert sand.