Kirill Savchenkov: Office of Sensitive Activities / Applications Group
Kirill Savchenkov’s study of survival in an environment of crises, global instability, and post-human future.
V-A-C Foundation presents the exhibition of Kirill Savchenkov’s Office of Sensitive Activities / Applications Group. The exhibition is part of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art’s program Carte Blanche, which invites art institutions to implement their own curatorial initiatives at MMOMA sites.
Office of Sensitive Activities / Applications Group studies the systems of knowledge and practices through which human intellect interacts with the non-human. The project consists of an installation that doubles as an educational center. The educational aspect is seen as a combination of physical and communicative practices, scientific and pseudoscientific disciplines — from cosmology and cryptozoology to paramilitary and meditative practices. Savchenkov calls the exhibition ‘a textbook manifested in objects’. The viewer finds him/herself in a hybrid environment, which includes elements of a library, a training center, and a natural history museum.