TUNDRA (RU) – The Void
Tundra is an artist collective based in Taiga community, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, focused on creating spaces and experiences by making sound, visuals and emotions work together. They produce audio-visual performances and interactive installations. Their multidisciplinary team involves musicians, sound engineers, programmers and visual artists.
Audio-visual installation The Void is an attempt to visualize the idea of emptiness. Emptiness here is regarded not as an absence of everything, but as an initial state when anything can appear. To see how dark room turns into the Big Bang epicentre a visitor should become “empty”. Every move and sound, captured by sensitive equipment, stops the 360 degrees audio-visual flow around.
“You are standing in an empty room. There are no chairs and tables. They were there, but they took them away. There are no monsters from your bad dreams, although, they never were there. You are standing in an empty room, made of little pieces of stardust that carry the emptiness between them. And while breathing in and out, you feel the movement of the emptiness inside you and that the emptiness is you. At this moment you see that the only things which are absent in the room are the impossible ways of existence.”