Dagnini

Disk (D:)

The project “Disk (D:)” is dedicated to nostalgia for the age of mass distribution of ОS Windows 95/98 and to the political turmoil in Russia in the ’90s.

The project includes the artworks from the series «Windows». This series is based on the aesthetics of computer of the 90s and early 2000s and appeals to the Russian generation of “millennials”, responding to the viewer not only with historical recognition, but also with emotional nostalgia. Mixing digital and real, the artist offers her own view of time when the internet was innocent and Klondike (Solitaire) became a kind of shelter for a whole generation of apolitical people.

In 2020, “Disk (D:)” has been nominated for The State Award in Contemporary Art “Innovation” in the “New Generation” category (Russia).

“Minesweeper.png” from the series “Windows”. Canvas, acrylic, ballpoint pen. 180 x 120 cm, 2018

“Don’t leave the room” from the series “Windows”. Tapestry, hand embroidery. 58 x 126 cm, 2018

“Motherland Windows” from the series “Windows”. Tapestry, hand embroidery. 49 x 81 cm, 2019

“Forget-me-not.bmp” from the series “Windows”. Canvas, acrylic, ballpoint pen. 60 x 80 cm, 2018

“I’m done” from the series “Windows”. Canvas, acrylic. 60 x 60 cm, 2018

“Time properties” from the series “Windows”. Canvas, acrylic, ballpoint pen. 60 x 70 cm, 2018

“Fence” from the series “Windows”. Canvas, acrylic, ballpoint pen, marker pen, spray paint. 100 x 60 cm, 2019