Symphony of Winds and Pendula

Installation by ::vtol:: at the Ice-breaker Krassin

The project was inspired by images of wind and heaving that go along with sea travel and symbolize both perpetual movement and freedom – you feel the urge for both once you get inside a ship.

The installation is built around fine wind modulations, subtle rustle and tinkling of mechanisms, as well as monotonous and measured movement of various objects – as if the ship is dreaming missing its long-distance voyages.

::vtol:: (Moscow)

vtol Дмитрий Морозов

::vtol:: – is a project founded by media-artist Dmitry Morozov who embodies his ideas through technical genres: robotics, sound and video installations, since art. Dmitry is an ardent supporter of error aesthetics. Participated in the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2011 (main program), Mythology Online exhibition at the Poytechnical Museum (Moscow, 2010), Laboratoria Art&Science project (Moscow 2013, 2014) and many other major Russian and international festivals and exhibition projects. Dmitry Morozov holds Sergei Kuryokhin Award (2013), Prix Cube (France, 2014), and was specially mentioned by VIDA 16.0 (Spain, 2014) and Ars Electronica (Austria, 2015) awards.

Ice-breaker Krassin
Branch of the World Ocean Museum in St. Petersburg

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The Krassin ice-breaker can be named a symbol of the Arctic fleet of Russia. The history of the ice-breaker is closely connected with the history of the country. Designed by Vice-Admiral S. Makarov, the ice-breaker was built in Newcastle, Great Britain, by Armstrong Whitworth in 1916. It was ordered by the Russian Naval Ministry. The ice-breaker was originally named Svyatogor. In 1927 it was renamed Krassin after a prominent Soviet diplomat Leonid Krassin. The ice-breaker became world-renowned in 1928 when it rescued the Italian expedition led by Umberto Nobile (his Italia airship crashed while returning from the North Pole).

In the mid-twentieth century the ice-breaker was modernized. In 1972 the Krassin ice-breaker, being the veteran of the Arctic fleet, was passed over to the Ministry of Geology as a research vessel. In 1992 the Government of the Russian Federation gave the protection certificate to the ice-breaker as a historical monument of state significance. Later the ship was registered as a museum-ship in the Russian museum registry. In 2004 the ice-breaker became a branch of the World Ocean Museum.

Address: Lieutenant Shmidt emb., 23rd Line, Vasilievsky Island
How to get to the museum: Buses 1, 7, 128, 151, K350 depart from the Primorskaya metro station: get off at “Kosaya Liniya” bus stop; Bus 1 departs from the Sportivnaya metro station: get off at the “Gorny Institut” bus stop
Tel.: 7 (812) 325 35 47
NB! The Wind and Pendulum Symphony project is located in the Engine Room of the Krassin Ice-breaker.
During the Festival opening days on 26, 27 September, 2015 at 11:00–18:00 admission is free to the Engine Room in groups up to 10 people (children over 14 years old).
The ticket is required to enter the permanent collection.
Museum hours on 1–25 October 2015:
Excursions to the permanent collection: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
Excursions to the engine-room: Wednesday–Friday 15:00, 17:00, Saturday 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, Sunday 13:00, 15:00
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, every last Wednesday of a month
Ticket price: 400 rub.