Sergey Kuryokhin Award 2022

Our projects have been shortlisted for the Sergey Kuryokhin Award for 2022 and in two categories at once!

Best Media Object: “Velimir in a Mousetrap”
Katya Mikhatova, Dmitry Rotkin
Composer: Anton Jacinevicius

The virtual exhibition is timed to the 100th anniversary of Velimir Khlebnikov’s death. The project is based on the research of his biography and literary work. The exposition begins with the mirror poem-palindrome “Shifter” in 1912, the next important point is the monument “The Chairman of the Globe”. And finally, the main point of Khlebnikov’s journey through the world is his last superpoem “War in the Mousetrap”, collected from poems of 1915, 1919 and 1922. This work reveals the theme of the inevitability of fate.

Best Science Art Project: HVAC
Anna Shmykova, Katya Mikhatova, Dmitry Rotkin
Music: Union of Ozverelnykh

An exhibition-journey into the closed and unknown world of a nuclear power plant, a place where energy is born and apocalyptic phantoms arise. As the artist writes: “I wanted to take real technological processes and translate them into the language of art, thus realizing how I myself perceive equipment and technology, working as an engineer of ventilation systems. On the other hand, I am amazed by nature and scientific progress, namely uranium, which, thanks to neutron irradiation, is able to decay, to transform from one substance to another. As long as the atom remains peaceful, it can only benefit mankind.”