Exhibition dates: June 10 – July 20, 2020
“Keep Yourself Clean” is the first exhibition by VOLNA that presents a reconstruction of the art collective’s major works from 2016 to the present in a virtual space.
Exhibition spaces and installations are created using video game development tools (Unreal Engine) that simulate real-time lighting effects and scenes. Exhibition visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the surroundings of each of the installations and can move freely in the room and choose any observation point.
The exhibition’s initiators and creators are VOLNA, an art collective from St. Petersburg, Russia. Since its formation in 2016, the group has dedicated itself to creating light art that incorporates interdisciplinary artistic practices and new technologies. The artists are known for their unusual exhibition formats, monumental installations and scenographic creations for the electronic music scene. Throughout its four years of existence, VOLNA has maintained financial and aesthetic independence by creating 17 light installations and over 30 stage designs for festivals and performances.
Visiting the virtual exhibition is free and does not require registration, inputting personal data or installing any software. The exhibition has eight rooms you can navigate through using simple control commands. You can move from one room to its neighboring rooms and return to the entrance hall. You can access any of the seven exhibition rooms with installations from the entrance hall. You can always get information about the installation you are viewing and choose from three languages (English, German, Russian). Using the QR-codes, you can find more information about the real-life installations, as well as download an exhibition catalogue in English or Russian, leave feedback in the guestbook and make a donation. Navigation is controlled with a mouse or trackpad and a keyboard. Tooltips for the control commands can always be found in the lower right corner of the screen.