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Featuring specially commissioned artworks, a podcast series, and a selection of timely essays, Sreda online magazine offers a nuanced view on culture and contemporaneity. Content is available for a limited period of time and updated every other Wednesday. The Russian word ‘sreda’ means both Wednesday and the natural, geographical, and social environment.

Nadya Bakhshi
Cerca Trova, 2022

Video game documentation, 9 min.

This issue of V-A-C Sreda online magazine publishes a work by the director and video artist Nadia Bakhshi.

Сerca Trova is a small, first-person computer game with simple mechanics that reflect the endless pursuit of comfort and stability in life. All you can do in this game is monotonously follow a building as it flies away, plunging into subconscious depths shrouded by growing frustration.

The game’s universe and its mechanics are built on a combination of bugs: entanglement in textures, visual noise, non-critical code failures, the absurd logic of AI behaviour, intentional violation of the expected rules of player involvement.

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