Пусть сбудутся все твои мечты
Let all you dreams come true
2017

performance, audio installation
@ Cosmoscow art fair
ALEKSEI TARUTS

TWO PERFORMERS DRESSED IN WHITE ARE WANDERING AROUND THE COSMOSCOW ART FAIR 2017. AT WILL THEY APPROACH RANDOM VISITORS AND SAY THE PHRASE: «LET ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE». PERFORMERS PERSONALLY ADRESS EACH VISITOR BUT SPEAK INTO WIRELESS MICROPHONES. THEIR VOICES ARE RETRANSLATED TO THE PITCH DOWN EFFECT AND THEN TO THE SOUND SYSTEM, WHICH IS INSTALLED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE ART FAIR. PERFORMERS NEVER COMMUNICATE WITH THE ART FAIR VISITORS. THE SOUND SYSTEM IS FACING THE MARBLE STAIRCASE SO THAT THE VOICE CAN BE HEARD CLEARLY ONLY AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE ART FAIR BUT RESONATES ALL OVER THE COSMOSCOW ART FAIR.

AT FIRST VISITORS WHO ENTER THE FAIR HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO THINK OF THIS PHRASE THAT THEY HEAR FROM THE SPEAKERS. AFTER ENTERING THEY MEET THE PERFORMER PERSONALLY OR SEE THE PERFORMER APPROACHING OTHERS WITH THE MICROPHONE. THE PHRASE IS CONSTANTLY REPEATED BY THE PERFORMERS FOR 8 HOURS, WITH 1-2 MINUTE INTERVALS. THE SOUND HAS SPATIAL ACOUSTIC REVERBERATION OF THE 1500M2 OF THE COSMOSCOW ART FAIR SPACE. THE SOUND KEEPS ON RETURNING, AS AN ANNOYING GHOST THAT HAUNTS YOU WHEREVER ONE WALKS. SOMETIMES THAT GHOST REVEALS ITSELF, EMBODIED INTO THE PERFORMER TO REMIND ABOUT ONE’S DREAMS — BE IT A COSMIC BANK ACCOUNT WITH ENDLESS CAPITAL TO BUY ART OR DREAMS OF ARTISTS TO REBUILD WORLD IN ACCORDANCE TO THEIR VISIONS. SENSATION FESTIVAL LOGO IS AN IRONIC HINT AT AN OVERDOSE BY THE OVERALL EUPHORIA OF SURROUNDING CREATIVE CONTENT AT THE FAIR, WHEN THE SENSES ARE BOOSTED TO NUMBNESS (OR HYPERSENSITIVITY?) WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF ALL DREAMS OF ALL PEOPLE COME TRUE ? WILL IT RESULT AS AN IMMEDIATE COLLAPSE OF ALL SOCIAL RELATIONS OR BRING HEAVEN ON EARTH FOR ALL?

TEXT FROM THE COSMOSCOW ART FAIR 2017 TAG:

ALEKSEI TARUTS IS A RUSSIAN ARTIST WHO EXPLORES THE NATURE OF COMMUNITY AND EVENT THAT PRODUCES IT. «I CONSIDER SITUATIONS WHERE EXPERIENCE AND COMMUNITY APPEAR AT THE SAME TIME. ART ALLOWS YOU TO CONSTRUCT MORE UNSTABLE (BOTH PRACTICALLY AND SYMBOLICALLY) CONNECTIONS BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE WORK, BETWEEN THE WORK AND THE VIEWER,» — SAYS THE ARTIST.

AMONG BASIC MEDIA THAT TARUTS USES ARE PERFORMANCE, VIDEO AND AUDIO INSTALLATIONS. AND HIS LET ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE WORK IS NO EXCEPTION. THE ARTIST USES THE EVENT AS A PERFORMATIVE MEDIUM AND A SYMBOLIC UNIT OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN THE CONDITIONS OF INSTANT COMMUNICATION. TARUTS DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE MOMENT OF OCCURRENCE OF THE EVENT, MAKING THIS MOMENT EAGERLY ANTICIPATED AND INDEFINITELY LASTING. LEFT UNRESOLVED, IT SERVES AS AN ELECTRIFIED FIELD, A SUBSTANCE LEADING TOWARD A CRITICAL MASS, WHICH HAS CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CUSTOMARY WORLD ORDER, AN ATTEMPT ON WHICH IS UNAVOIDABLE. IF WE ASSUME THAT EVERYONE’S DREAMS ALL OF A SUDDEN COME TRUE, THEN IT IS WORTH ACCEPTING THE EXISTENCE OF A WORLD THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE THEM.

A PERFORMER WALKS ALONG THE FAIR’S SPACE. UPON VISUAL AND / OR VERBAL CONTACT WITH A CERTAIN GUEST OF THE FAIR, HE SPEAKS A PHRASE THAT IS THE TITLE OF THE WORK. THE SOUND IS TRANSMITTED TO THE RECEIVING DEVICE WITH THE DIGITAL EFFECT OF TONAL LOWERING AND PLAYED THROUGH THE SPEAKERS INSTALLED AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE FAIR. THIS WAY PERSONAL CALL BECOMES A WIDESPREAD PUBLIC UTTERANCE. THE PHRASE THAT VISITORS HEAR AT THE ENTRANCE, PROJECTS EXPECTATIONS OF THIS EVENT TO THE FAIR, PRESENTING IT SIMULTANEOUSLY LOCALIZED AND DEVOID OF TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL COORDINATES.