Tour of the exhibition "LEGOAD and other constructors"


On April 2 at 14.00, at the Center for Creative Industries "Fabrika" a tour of the exhibition "LEGOAD and other constructors" will be held by the author of the show - the artist Nikolai Selivanov. As part of the tour, you will be able to learn about the uniqueness of each of the projects presented in the exposition, as well as personally ask questions to the author.

There are a total of 13 large-scale projects at the LEGOAD and other construction sets exhibition, each of which is a different construction set, simply called construction sets.

Each era, each artist creates his own constructor. Constructors are embodied mediators between a person and the surrounding space. From a random set of elements, a new one is assembled, which changes our inner reality and includes us in the general process of the surrounding life. This process is called autopoiesis - self-reproduction (ancient Greek αὐτός auto- - itself, ποίησις - creation, production), the main sign of life. One of the main tools of autopoiesis are constructors created by all forms of life. Constructors created by man are developed by fantasy and their constructive basis is semantics.

The main idea of ​​the exhibition is that for designing it is necessary to make a constructor, and to create a constructor, a constructor is also needed. We are talking about constructors designed to create constructors (this is like the cybernetics of Heinz von Förster's cybernetics). The exhibition consists of such projects.

In a sense, the LEGOAD and other bricks exhibition is the epigraph for the book, which is being prepared for publication. This will be a book about constructors, their origin in antiquity, history and modern development, about the philosophy and psychology of constructive activity.

Exhibition dates: March 12 - April 30, 2022


Dates: April 2, 14.00
Address: Perevedenodskiy pereulok 18, Olivie

Tour of the exhibition Nikolai Selivanov is an artist, theorist, teacher. Works in the forms of hybrid art and educational projects, light-kinetic installations, sculpture, media art. In recent years, he has been working on the theory of artistic constructive activity in the context of biosemiotics and enactivism. Develops sets for constructing artistic images based on the principle of combining replication and improvisation - patterns, virtual constructors, semantic constructors.