Minin Roman

Knopka (Drawing Pin)
Knopka (Drawing Pin) AR object. Location: Majdan Svobody (Svobody Square), Kharkiv
About the artwork

There is a symbol of power in the centre of the pyramid. People call this design the “knopka” (the literal translation is “button”; means a drawing pin). If used improperly, it causes pain and trouble. A drawing pin is created for anchoring, for approval, for learning. The artist chose Majdan Svobody for the installation because its name implies the freedom of creative expression.

A drawing pin is a perfect form for power representation. It is a folk symbol in the broad sense of the word: films were made about this subject, stories and songs were invented. The object rotates on a concrete pedestal. It is a perpetual circular solar motion like “a rolling apple on a plate”*.

* a reference to the Russian folk song “Yablochko”

FRONTIER: New Monuments exhibition & FRONTIER VR Art Festival
Exposition #Laboratory

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Minin Roman
Date of birth: 1981
Place of residence: Kharkiv
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