For the exhibition A short story, artist Roman Ermolaev took as a starting point the narrative representation of emotions, which he aimed to create through the juxtaposition of the archetypal figure of a musician and a vehicle. These two figures with seemingly non-communicating paths come together unexpectedly in the exhibition. This encounter is interpreted by Ermolaev as a catastrophic clash, which brings the two figures to a sort of communication.
However, narratives are not easily translatable into a ‘stable’ art-installation. This project represents then for Ermolaev a research into storytelling through exhibitions. By transforming the gallery space into an evidence room, the visitor can experience the story through the different elements that are presented. In this way, the idea of the static exhibition is reshaped by an archaeological approach to narration.
During the opening musician Emmanuel Frankenberg, who in the exhibition represents the archetypical figure of the musician, performed an improvisation inspired by the installation.