Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Poisons museum

“At the moment, I am very depressed about the situation in Russia, both political and scientific. The church is interferes with science more and more, HIV dissidence and pseudoscience are flourishing. Plunging into the Middle Ages, even educated people are affected by this influence.
Poisons Museum is about the problem of global information and information that can be deadly poisonous. I believe that one of the biggest dangers associated with this HIV epidemic in Russia is lack of information and knowledge, many people still don’t believe even in the existence of this disease or they are convinced that it exists only among homosexuals and junkies. There is a huge amount of information on the Internet about conspiracy of corporations which poison people with pills”.

(Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov)


This project is an installation consisting of various objects, schemes and artifacts. Its appearance is reminiscent of a laboratory in which poisons are studied, and its boundaries are between aesthetically primitive way of understanding the world and modern science. At first glance all information in this museum looks very structured and believable, but in fact it’s confused and isn’t linear, it becomes absolutely useless and all the accumulated knowledge loses its power, only imitating the form of knowledge and the museum.