Oil – Creation via deprivation, divestment and destruction

Created by Moscow based artist Dmitry Morozov (aka ::vtol::), Oil is the latest in the series of installations by Dmitry that explore the relationship between the material and ephemeral in contemporary culture. The idea behind this project is to present visitors with a chance to destroy any object that might happen to be on their person, in order to transform it into a unique sound composition. The installation consists of five hydraulic presses, capable of crushing practically any object (a mobile telephone, pair of glasses, headphones or whatever). In the process of destruction, a special microphone records the sounds made as the object undergoes deformation, and in just a few minutes, a computer algorithm transforms them into a 20-minute album.

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