Парящий куб / The Floating Cube
The Floating Cube
El Lissitzky: "We brought the canvas into circles . . . and while we turn, we raise ourselves into the space." This monument serves as a dedication to Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, the Russian born artist, typographer and architect. It’s a reference to his achievements in life as a multi-talented artist. The floating cube is used as a basic geometric object, which was used widely by El Lissitzky in his Prouns, and has evolved into an architectural element, and the circles which cut through the cube and are made of lines; refer to El Lissitzky as a painter. The cube is pivoted, standing on an edge, making people to revolve around it as they rise to the top, slowly experiencing the monument, and their awareness heightens in the process; giving the impression of the role of El Lissitzky in the progress in art, culture and even society.
On their journey to the top, visitors step on panels that make the power to light up the name of El Lissitzky, being involved in keeping his name and memory alive, using renewable energy and new technology. The material of concrete is used because of its important role in the Russian constructivism.