The first item in the collection. Manifest object. What if we give old boards a chance for a new life?
The boards were carefully crafted, sanded and subjected to delicate surface firing with a gas burner. Because of the high temperatures, the molten resin closes the pores of the material. As a result, it becomes less hygroscopic. This method can protect decay, mold, fungi, and insects. The item was then treated with natural linseed oil to bring out the natural grain of the wood. Linseed oil is eco-friendly and hypoallergenic. The oil has antiseptic properties, is deeply absorbed into the wood and protects the surface from cracking and drying out.
On the panel, threads of different colors make up closed figures, symbolizing the periods of people's lives that they spent within the walls of the apartment. Some of them intersect with each other, some exist in parallel, but they all have one thing in common – the walls of the apartment from which the boards were taken. The surface of the panel was deliberately left authentic, unprocessed, so that you can see the material as it has been preserved for 110 years while serving as a wall.
What would a girl living in this house 100 years ago think when looking at her reflection in the mirror? What are you thinking about as you look at yourself now? Are these thoughts true? The mirror, framed by the original wood, becomes a portal between the present and the past, as if an unknown random connection is emerging.
Directed by Natalia Maksimova
Product designer - Yaroslava Galayko
Starring and make-up artist – Svetlana Bliznichenko
Music - Galina Altman
Vocal – Daria Davidova