Special CampMemory Park, Magadan Region, 2021—p.t.
The exhibition’s main model is a precise copy of the Dneprovsky camp’s landscape, a monument to the history of the site. The sculpture was cast in a mold designed using data collected through low-level aerial photography. The layout’s ragged contours remind us of the camp’s lack of demarcated, fixed borders.
Mineral Separation Plant
The Mineral Separation Plant that sprawls across the landscape at the mine is a key historic construction within the Memory Park. The exhibit symbolizes total preservation. It has been created in expanded polystyrene, and its texture of weathered wood results from an artistic covering with a solution of paint and plaster.
The Path is a symbol of the museumification of the territory. The model presents the structure of the excursion route around the Memory Park. It was created in metal by hand: the contours have been cut out of a single sheet, its volume being provided through the use of embossing.
In the model, a phenomenon that is usually invisible to the naked eye is laid bare—the underground world of the mine. The layout of the shafts has been recreated using Dneprovsky’s archived geological logs. The model was built using a 3D printer and then covered in a primer, varnish and graphite, before being given a metallic surface with the aid of electroplating.
The Site Cabin museum, research and residential block serves as a catalyst for the transformation of the former camp into a memorial site. The model has been created from sheet metal and welded at nodal points. The texture has been achieved through patination.
Roman Romanov — manager
Artyom Gotlib — executive director
Irina Neustroyeva — project coordinator
Marina Gornostayeva — chief accountant
Moscow GULAG History Museum:
Anna Stadinchuk — deputy development director
Natalia Karpukhina — chief museum artifact custodian
Anna Redkina — head of exhibition department
Timur Bulgakov — exhibition project curator
Ilya Udovenko — senior academic
Olesya Yevteyeva — academic of the archive department
Olga Bulatnova — head of the archive records section
Vasily Cherkasov — restorer
Yekaterina Filippova — senior academic of the exhibition department
Ilya Davydov — chief engineer
Alexander Farkushin — head of IT department
Sergei Pronin — complex servicing and building repair supervisor
Vlad Oblasov — lighting designer
Auditoria / Meganom:
Yury Grigoryan — founding partner of the Meganom bureau
Alexei Lashkov — Auditoria project director
Misha Mostovoi — project architect
Anya Simchit — exhibition architect, artist
Kirill Garagan — exhibition architect, artist
Marta Abramova — architect
Ira Zabrodina — architect
Yuri Kuznetsov — model studio chief, Meganom bureau
Artyom Fetisov — architect, model studio
Matvei Kanayev — artist
Dana Smagina — graphic designer
Polina Patimova — editor
Taya Osipova — editor
Glafira Parinos — coordinator
Ira Bogachkina — layout designer
Ruslan Tkachenko — diagram graphic artist
Vladimir Babenkov Studio — work with metal items
Alexander Golubinkin Studio — work with wood items
PHOTOS: Daniil Annenkov, Alexei Smirnov, Vasilisa Bikeeva
Rhizosphere. The New GroundPushkin museum extension, 2014 – p.t.
The Moscow River AgeRussian pavilion at the Triennale di Milano, 2019