Moscow Design Week 2017: Icarus game

In Zaryadye park, Moscow, under the architectural tent of Ice cave building, Russian designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy installed an original art object Icarus. The art installation consists of 17 modular sections – a monument to the ancient hero of Greece – Icarus, who made the first flight in the history of mankind into the sky and to the sun.

Moscow Design Week 2017: Icarus art installation, designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy, photo Andrey Andreev

The authors of art installation, designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy explained its meaning: "Icarus installation showed the image of a man rising into the sky on the wings and dared to challenge the gods and impossible action – the flight. Our composition Icarus symbolically reveals the idea of bold dreams and retribution for it.

Moscow Design Week 2017: Icarus art installation, designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy, photo Andrey Andreev

Each modular section of Icarus composition is rotated consequently to the previous one and set at a constant angle. Thus, the upper and lower modular elements are deployed to each other by 90 degrees.

Moscow Design Week 2017: Icarus art installation, designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy, photo Andrey Andreev

There is a part of the flying Icarus image on the front and falling Icarus on the back sides of each modular section.

Moscow Design Week 2017: Icarus art installation, designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy, photo Andrey AndreevIf you go around the object, you can see the whole image of flying Icarus and falling Icarus  from 2 points of view only».Moscow Design Week 2017: Icarus art installation, designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy, photo Andrey Andreev

The installation consists of wood modules with size of 255 x 200 x 200 cm and covered with paper. Designers recommended to look at it from 2 meters distance. 

Moscow Design Week 2017: Icarus art installation, designers Andrey and Tatiana Andreevy, photo Andrey Andreev

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