What is the opposite of crystallization? Crystals of memory form and dissipate in the unconditional landscape of propagated paths, diverging from synaptic randomness under the guise of selective control. How do we preserve the places that cease to exist in their physical form or are inaccessible due to forced migration or exile? When a mother-land is kidnapped and the home hijacked, how can one safeguard the sense of belonging? If places can be documented in audiovisual media, how can one capture the feeling of home? Will this memory forever drift away, or can it persist?
This three-dimensional mental map of the artist's birthplace in Ukraine uses an audiovisual experience to explore the notions of preservation and home through virtual placemaking. The cybernetic space is a place for meditation and reflection on the unknown from a perspective of a fleeting homeland.