Sonic work Voice of Chertanovo was presented at Bastille day in New Moscow art intervention show near Koncheevo village.
Four hidden loudspeakers were installed and broadcast conversations between the author and a collaborator, Nelly Khorsun, from time to time in the rural area that is going to be developed as part of the New Moscow area.
The sound walk was recorded at Northern Chertanovo, an experimental district, originally conceived to be the Olympic village for 1980 Moscow Games. The district was planned and engineered as a highly comfortable residential area with open plan apartments, pneumatic garbage removal, built-in furniture and heated passages, which allowed to access shops and underground parking zones without having to leave condominiums.
Unfortunately, the innovations were mostly rejected, and now it is impossible to imagine that new dormitory districts to be built here will inherit progressive ideas of that architectural masterpiece.