The installation opened as a part of the Moscow Biennale parallel program: its dates fitted perfectly with the academic year of the university I had finished in 2008.
Visiting it for five years and observing how the space of Soviet modernist architecture with typical sparse planning was shrinking: the glass areas were decreasing, infrastructure was degrading, and distant buildings were eventually closed, it was clear that lesser and lesser light and air inside and outside of the complex would be remaining. I found myself thinking from time to time about the necessity to restore a part of the building and the views from its windows. The final plan was to set a temporary area with the reconstruction of sunrays flux as when it was years ago. We all know sunlight is essential to the modernist feel.
The situation seemed like coming to an end as a faceless educational center was refurbished with cheap plastic materials hiding original architectural elements. Windows were shielded from the sun by a chain of new blocks of flats.