Filippov M.,Bronzova N.
The Noah's Ark. Glass Monument for the Year 2001
Noah`s Ark is a monument to the past millennium. Through the maze of centuries and cultural strata we see the main thing contributed by each century to our common civilization. The Ark resembles Chinese boxes inserted into one another. Their walls depict an ideal city as seen in each of the past ten centuries. The last stratum is from the year 2001. It symbolizes a new dream – the quest for preserving the cultural heritage of many centuries.
The floating monument symbolizes the dream of salvation in the future flood. The glass part of the monument is a symbol of the human civilization built in the paradise lost – a place where people, animals and plants live together. This grandiose ephemeral structure was built in the name of recreating the fundamental harmony that has been lost.
Utopia Foundation, Moscow