BORDERS OF THE EMPIRE, 2007
NIKOLAY POLISSKY is a Russian land artist. The majority of his artworks can be seen in the village of Nikola Lenivets, where, since 2000, the artist has been creating utopian environments and giant organic sculptures and architectures made of local materials using traditional village craftworks techniques and making its inhabitants real participants of the creative process.
The partnership between the artists and villagers has led to the establishment of a real cultural centre, and, since 2003, an international festival of landscape architecture, ArchStoyanie is held here.
Looking at the artist’s projects is like seeing architectures from all times emerge form the Russian soil. These organic architectures take the form of archetypical constructions, from ancient times to modernism, whreas other works are more close to natural phenomena like bird nests or beaver dams, or to modern-technology objects.
HAY TOWER, 2000
FIREWOOD TOWER, 2001
MEDIA TOWER, 2002
LIGHTHOUSE ON UGRA, 2004
LIKHOBORSKIE GATE, Moscow, 2005
Size: height 12m, base 10x10m
SPOUTNIK, SPACE ARCHEOLOGY, Dunkerque, France, 2010
UNIVERSAL MIND, 2012
Find out more at http://www.polissky.ru/en/