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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.

Tanya Sushenkova
Untitled (Smash), 2022–2023

Digital animation, 10 minutes 28 seconds

V–A–C Sreda online magazine continues its three-month programme dedicated to space and its reflection in the culture, art, and utopian dreams of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This issue publishes a work by the artist, photographer, and author of performancesTanya Sushenkova.

Untitled (Smash) is a video created from fragments of generated animation. Otherworldly objects of scarlet colour represent textured planets with excessive distortions (reliefs, waves), while the light translucent circle (the atmosphere) that envelops the cosmic bodies captures the stages of their transformation.

The flowing objects modelled by the software mimic a living entity and appear physically tangible, blurring the line between the real and the digital. Faced with this uncertainty, the artist asks: who determines authorship? does it need an explanation? and what does the future hold?

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