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installation in a public space

Principal elements of this installation are modified traffic lights, placed on pedestrian crossings. Human shapes – a standing one on a red background, and a walking one on the green, are replaced by a set of commonly recognized icons, representing notions from the field of popular culture, history, economy and philosophy.

The regulative function of the traffic light remains intact: it controls the traffic, allowing or forbidding shifting. However, this simple operation of replacing the mentioned human shapes by the set of icons appealing to notions and ideas existing in the common consciousness, causes, that a trivial fact of adjusting (or not) to rules marked out by this element of urban infrastructure gets a new meaning.