ALEXANDER PONOMAREV АЛЕКСАНДР ПОНОМАРЕВ

 

Atelier Calder, Sachet, France
2003

Nina Lumer Gallery, Milan
2005

The installation made of metal, acrylic
paint, water, navigation systems, a model of
a submarine.
90х10х37 м

 

This object under the title Base was implemented, when the French Ministry of Culture invited the artist to work in the Atelier Calder in the town of Sachet. A nine-meter-long horizontal tube filled with water forms a tunnel, in which a black submarine moves with the help of a mechanism similar to the one that trolleybuses use and is stopped at endpoints of its movement with the help of a special device. Raised above the water by its propellers, the boat turns around and, like a chameleon, changes its appearance to richly coloured and beautiful. Submerging into the water, the boat turns black again and continues its rapid movement.