Public art program “CHO” in Yekaterinburg: sculpture of a baby, where they will install


For sculpture, military equipment motors and aluminum scrap are used.
A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

An installation in the form of a metal head of a baby will appear in Yekaterinburg. Work on it is carried out by the art group LKKL – Lyudmila Kalinichenko and Ksenia Larina. The “industrial baby” will be made from remelted engines of military equipment. It will appear in Yekaterinburg as part of the CHO public art program. A URA.RU correspondent visited the factory and saw with his own eyes how a new LKKL work is being created.

“The idea of ​​sculpting a baby inscribed in an industrial landscape came to me in 2019. I was inspired by the bottomless artificial funnels of quarries. But rather than as holes and scars on the surface of the earth, but as places of a new landscape in which the activities of the natural and the human eventually merged in the depths of blue water and in stepped green shores,” said Lyudmila Kalinichenko.

According to the artist, together with Ksenia Larina, she decided to create a two-meter metal sculpture in the form of the head of a baby sleeping in the water. “The sculpture will be made from a secondary casting aluminum alloy from military equipment motors and other aluminum scrap, so that even at the stage of choosing a material, the idea of ​​​​rebirth, transformation and the birth of a new one can be traced,” shared a participant in the public art program “CHO”.

Representatives of the public art program “CHO” say that an industrial baby emerging from the water will become one of the main objects of the urban environment, which will interact with the historical context, when the first factories were placed behind the water. “The coating material of the object indicates those sources that partly formed the face of our region. Closed eyes and a pacifying smile refer to the semantics of Buddhist colossi, comprehension and awareness,” the organizers said.

The baby’s face was created in several stages. It took about two weeks to develop a 3D model of the object. Then, on a CNC machine (computer numerical control – ed.), a foam blank was made, which served as the basis for a mold from cold-hardening mixtures. According to representatives of the CHO program, the form for the future baby was specially coated with graphite paint and burned, so that aluminum could be poured through two holes. The sculpture will appear on the street in late September-early October.

Earlier it became known that during the Ural festival of public art “CHO”, which will be held in Yekaterinburg from May to November, eight art objects on the theme “Fictions and crafts” will be created. Among them, in addition to a huge baby, there will also be wooden idols with cats and dogs.

The shape of the future baby consists of two parts – the front and the back of the head.

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

Making an Industrial baby from the art group LKKL. Sverdlovsk region

Before creating a mold of sand and resin, a foam base is made

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

Making an Industrial baby from the art group LKKL. Sverdlovsk region

Then the sand-resin form is coated with graphite paint.

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

Making an Industrial baby from the art group LKKL. Sverdlovsk region

To speed up the process, the coating – graphite paint – is fired

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

Making an Industrial baby from the art group LKKL. Sverdlovsk region

The whole mold weighs about three tons

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

Making an Industrial baby from the art group LKKL. Sverdlovsk region

Lyudmila Kalinichenko is one of the authors of The Industrial Baby. In her hands is a reduced copy of the art object

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

Making an Industrial baby from the art group LKKL. Sverdlovsk region

As conceived by the LKKL art group, this is how the head in the water will look like in the final result.

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

Making an Industrial baby from the art group LKKL. Sverdlovsk region

Where the art object will be installed is still kept secret

A photo: Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU

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An installation in the form of a metal head of a baby will appear in Yekaterinburg. Work on it is carried out by the art group LKKL – Lyudmila Kalinichenko and Ksenia Larina. The “industrial baby” will be made from remelted engines of military equipment. It will appear in Yekaterinburg as part of the CHO public art program. A URA.RU correspondent visited the factory and saw with his own eyes how a new LKKL work is being created. “The idea of ​​sculpting a baby inscribed in an industrial landscape came to me in 2019. I was inspired by the bottomless artificial funnels of quarries. But rather than as holes and scars on the surface of the earth, but as places of a new landscape in which the activities of the natural and the human eventually merged in the depths of blue water and in stepped green shores,” said Lyudmila Kalinichenko. According to the artist, together with Ksenia Larina, she decided to create a two-meter metal sculpture in the form of the head of a baby sleeping in the water. “The sculpture will be made from a secondary casting aluminum alloy from military equipment motors and other aluminum scrap, so that even at the stage of choosing a material, the idea of ​​​​rebirth, transformation and the birth of a new one can be traced,” shared a participant in the public art program “CHO”. Representatives of the public art program “CHO” say that an industrial baby emerging from the water will become one of the main objects of the urban environment, which will interact with the historical context, when the first factories were placed behind the water. “The coating material of the object indicates those sources that partly formed the face of our region. Closed eyes and a pacifying smile refer to the semantics of Buddhist colossi, comprehension and awareness,” the organizers said. The baby’s face was created in several stages. It took about two weeks to develop a 3D model of the object. Then, on a CNC machine (computer numerical control – ed.), a foam blank was made, which served as the basis for a mold from cold-hardening mixtures. According to representatives of the CHO program, the form for the future baby was specially coated with graphite paint and burned, so that aluminum could be poured through two holes. The sculpture will appear on the street in late September-early October. Earlier it became known that during the Ural festival of public art “CHO”, which will be held in Yekaterinburg from May to November, eight art objects on the theme “Fictions and crafts” will be created. Among them, in addition to a huge baby, there will also be wooden idols with cats and dogs.

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