Playing with matches/
Objects: «Running out of matches», «Bicycle», «Fire whirling…»

Can be used as a combined composition

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Object «Running out of matches»

The monument to retreating, to those who left a trace in free arts.

Cognominal graffiti «Running out of matches». Artist – Pasha 183 (Moscow).

 

Object «Bicycle» – juvenile play, rowdyism.

Matches are inserted between the fingers of the sleeping person and set on fire. At the moment of ignition, the sleeper begins to twist his legs imitating bicycle ride.

I will always remember those holidays in Young Pioneers camps, a fun time, those night rituals I myself participated. But I don’t know where it came from. Why did we do all this? 

 

Object «Fire Whirling…» – text taken from the Young Pioneer’s hymn 

The hand on fire is an ambiguous symbol. The opposite of the first action. The boring proclamations, apparently, were not sincere and without the spark that could have been. We lacked ‘air’, free choice at the beginning of our path. Adolescence and experience were gained not on Pioneer bonfires and assemblies but after the evening bugle, after lights out.

Object «Running out of matches»

Matchbox made of brasses, amid burnt out matches one coated exists.

Brasses, casting

Matchbox, 5 х 4 х 1.5 cm

13 matches

Number of copies: 2

Year: 2021

 

QR-code, link to the memorable website, webpage of the Moscow-based artist Pasha 183, one of the pioneers of Russian Street Art (1993–2013).

 

Object «Bicycle»

Sculpture

Plasticrete, brasses

17 х 13 х 10 cm

Number of copies: 2

Year: 2021

 

Object «Fire Whirling…»

Sculpture

Plasticrete, brasses

13 х 8 х 10 cm

Number of copies: 2

Year: 2021

 

QR-code, link 

Single-channel video / 2021 / 10 sec / Full HD / 16:9 / no sound