Anna Martynenko

“Brick Wall”, 2019

curator Alexandra Ominina
For the "Ordinary things"
Gromov Palace Of Culture, Saint-Petersburg

“Banging your head against the wall”, “as thick as a brick” “a wall of misunderstanding”, “climbing the wall” ... A wall is something monumental, majestic and inaccessible.

The artist explored one of the walls of the gallery, made of plain brick, by installing solenoid hammers that hit the wall. Each solenoid beats to its own rhythm. Together they form a small orchestra playing on bricks. The strikes of the solenoids are opposed to the “wall of silence” to reinforce the physical presence of the wall.