Visual Arts Residency
Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov (aka Recycle) are from the Krasnodar region in Russia. Winners of the 2010 Kandinsky prize and participants of the Venice Biennale in 2011 and 2013, Recycle Group has created a whole new philosophy using waste as material in their practice to focus on what archaeologists will find and identify as the remains of our present civilization. Recycle uses materials characteristic of the age that we live in, a hallmark of which is a culture of consumption and synthetic materials, that has flooded the world, leaving almost no chance for uniqueness and natural materials. Ironically, although these materials in turn become obsolete and substituted with newer more advanced items, the process of physical decay is a lengthy one.