WALL OF FAME
Installation, Mural (in Ural)
Gold leaf, Chalk, Bricks
One of the most noticeable factors in industry is “collective
actions”, the mass labor involved in the process of production, where
every member of the human swarm performs a specific function. However,
unlike bees or ants, humans are endowed with individuality, capacity
for reflection, facial expressions, styles, family histories, talents,
This work is a metaphorical wall of fame for this unending process,
the clash of individual personality in functional quantities, the
gauging the individual component of the workforce in the
phantasmagorical mega-performance of production.
The bricks in a given section of the wall are numbered, and every 59th
brick is gilded with composition gold leaf. Thus while all the bricks
are individually counted, their total number remains unrevealed.
Golden bricks represent outstanding individual achievements together
with the contribution of the local industry to the economy (along with a
nostalgic image of popular style in local dentistry).