Dodina, Asya, and Polishchuk, Slava. What Remains

Artist: Asya Dodina, Slava Polishchuk

Title: What Remains


Date: 2012

Dimensions: Triptych, each section, 37 inches x 37 inches

Location in Library: First floor

Media: Graphite on rice paper and canvas, debris

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection.

Gift of the artists.


The artists’ choice of media is essential for this work, as they address the themes of loss, remembrance and survival, inherent in the devastation of New York’s Hurricane Sandy. Delicate images of battered plants are juxtaposed against the debris of painted, defunct magnetic tape, which originated in the 1930s for sound recording. This triptych raises awareness of challenges to libraries: in order to preserve content of a now obsolete technology, audiotape must be migrated to digital format.

Related Websites

Interview with Asya Dodina & Slava Polishchuk, Studio International

Asya Dodina& Slava Polishchuk ” What Remains”, NY ART BEAT

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