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Two project exhibition about Moscow:
Denis Salautin, Dmitriy Fain
«MOSCOW», 2003, photocollages
«The Icing of the architects» Group (Igor Bury, Ilya Voznesensky, Aleksey Kononenko)
«NEW MOSCOW», 2000 - 2003, computer graphics
Two projects are tied together through the concept laying behind them. This is to transform the appearance of the capital without affecting it arhitectually.
In the case of Salautin/Fain’s idea it’s a question of the capital ‘s celestial space organization - on the photographs clouds shape internal female organs (brain, lungs, stomach, womb) - in accordance with the canon of intercession of the Blessed Virgin.
« The Icing of the architects « proposes the urban renewal project - neither by means of overbuilding nor reconstruction of its existing architectural appearance, but by deepening downward, right up to the basaltic body of continent.
The salt of the interchange of these two projects lies in the fact that here all the traditional ideas about «high» and « low» change places. Thus, according to Salautin/Fain the theme of inside is displayed in the metaphysical, «highest» sense, whilst in «The icing of the architects» the genuine womb of Moscow, its «solid bottom» become the futuristic thought-forms.