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Andrey Barternev

Disco-Nexion

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The queues outside the Russian Pavillion at this summer's Venice Biennale were caused in part by Andrey Bartenev's apocalyptic Disco-Nexion.

Bartenev's 'glass discotheque' depicts a lake of mirrored light spheres with the words "connection lost" circling in endless orbit. A tiny heart planted inside each one symbolizes the frustration that awaits us all in this world of virtual and passive communication. The message endlessly reproduces itself within it's virus-like blur; a whirl of letters and mirrors creating its own new connective structure. This microcosmic dancefloor, on which the revellers are almost touching yet still dance alone, becomes a metaphor for the alienation of today's virtual, simulative communities. Disco-Nexion will be remixed at Riflemaker from December 2007 through February 2008.



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Andrey Bartenev



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Report Sabine morandini



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Gallery Riflemaker

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