The central theme of this year’s Cosmoscow program is the question of unity, solidarity and coexisting, despite closed borders and cultural isolation in the face of a global pandemic. Walking through Moscow’s near-empty streets made it possible for Tim Parchikov to see the city’s architecture ever so clearly. Nonetheless, he specifically attends to the “decorative” elements of quarantine - signal tapes. He constantly leans from positive to negative and vice versa, and it seems that the image of the fence is what catches his eye the most — what worries him. He asks himself the following: Is the fence there for protection or is it an obstacle?
Orekhov resolves the question, posed by this year’s program, as an interpretation and reflection. Gregory invites the viewer to self-reflect through the mirrored surface, reminisce and drift-off.