Where Dogs Run
Where Dogs Runs was formed in 2000 with Natalia Grekhova, Alexey Korzukhin, Olga Inozemtseva, Vladislav Bulatov. Their artistic practice lays primarily in a field of technological art and uses a wide range of multimedia: video, robotics, hybrid installations, performance, and DIY packages. Through the technological processes, they explore how the mythological and the daily interweave with each other and examine possible mechanisms that could allow new forms of human interaction with reality.
In 1, 4... 19, Where Dogs Run tries to construct primitive models of interaction of time, space, and consciousness to examine mechanisms of how reality forms. In the work, they used consciousness which takes decisions in two-dimensional space. A real mouse, when placed in a maze, chooses a path to follow at each intersection. All the directions which it didn’t choose are realized by virtual mice with the same freedom of behavior as the real one. Virtual twins of the mouse multiply at a high speed since there are always more unrealized paths than the realized ones. Trajectories of the virtual mice and the real mouse are displayed on a screen. Sooner or later a threat of the real mouse running into its virtual unrealized twin comes up. The system gets to know about it earlier than the mouse and observer do. At that moment, a wall slides out within the maze to prevent this from happening. Consequently, the living space and the current present of the mouse are determined by events from the future; the future is created from the interaction of the realized and unrealized past.
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Media Cemetery (2018-ongoing)
Media Cemetery is a virtual cemetery that exists online. In today's world where everything is digitally connected, we cannot control our media footprint or what others would like to keep as a memory about us. Where Dogs Run provides an online place where you can save a preferred version of yourself, offering the opportunity to take care of the way people remember you after your physical death.