The Authorities

Concrete, 1600 x 300 x 80 cm.
Produced with support of Museum for contemporary art PERMM, Perm

2009

The word "The Authorities" in Russian also has a meaning of "The Power". Concrete letters of the word were made with functional idea of the bench - direct proposal to "sit down on the authorities”. It's not random that letters appear upside down in a view from windows of the Legislative Council building. It makes possibility for authorities to look at themselves as a head over heels. As an intervention in public space and obsessive presence in a daily life sculpture provokes its critical reflection. The work reference to the fact that any political regime and any authorities leave their monuments but in this case it produce a monumental fiction, concrete irony which cannot be avoided and extremely difficult to be broken.


       
"The Authorities". Site: Esplanada square, Perm