Dmitry Bulnygin

Miziano300pxWas born in Novosibirsk. Graduated from Architectural Institute of Novosibirsk in 1990. Since 1998 works with video and multimedia. The main genre: short film, video installation, flash animation. 1999 – 2004 creates projects in collaboration with Blue Noses group. Since 2000 is a director of ESF (Extra Short Film festival). Since 2001 create performances as vj db. Since 2004 lives and works in Moscow.


Employing the medium of video associated with sculpture, the artist refers to this type of housing, the termitary, to explore its organic forms as well as the universe of termites as a whole to further apply the principle of termite mounds to Moscow architecture.
The artist brings in video sculptures of termitaries amid the constructive and ornamental excesses of Moscow’s eclectic architecture, using a selection of existing buildings constructed since the 1930s and up to the present day.
The artist reinterprets the aesthetic language of housing, from the ornament of pompous academic styles to an improvised yurt between two chairs. The material of the cover serves as the medium to project the video of city lights on termite mounds. Here the picturesque landscape adjoins with temporary shelter.
The folds of cloth drape the structure, or what has to be hidden, for protection (either of the construction or ourselves) from unnecessary glances or frost. This cover belongs in the middle zone between what is hidden and what remains open, between the space of life and ruins. The folded shrinking termitaries convey the idea of the universal reduction. The change of scale creates an association with an empty or opening cocoon and fossil residues bearing an imprint of organic life.
The termitary’s isolation implies the perception of its role as a fragment of the diverse world in its full variety, the vibrations of animate beings and the persistence of all things.

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