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Danila Tkachenko / Pechersky Gallery

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This project is about the human impulse towards utopia, about our striving for perfection through technological progress. Better, higher, stronger – these ideals often express the main ideology of governments. To achieve these standards, governments are ready to sacrifice almost everything. Meanwhile, the individual is supposed to become a tool for reaching these goals. In exchange, the individual is promised a higher level of comfort. Danila Tkachenko travelled in search of places which used to hold great importance for the idea of technological progress. These places are now deserted, have lost their significance along with their utopian ideology which is now obsolete. Many of these places were once secret cities, that did not appear on any maps or public records. These places were the sites of forgotten scientific triumphs, abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity.