Restricted Areas

Higher, stronger, better… People are always tempted to acquire more than they already have, to accomplish more than they’ve already done. Restricted Areas is an artistic photographic project that seeks to illustrate the human urge to attain some kind of Utopia, to strive for perfection through technological progress. Danila Tkachenko has explored the sites built on the foundations of this progress. Secret cities that do not feature on any map, monumental symbols of bygone Soviet power and an ideology now obsolete, the theatres of forgotten scientific achievements... Like the recollections of a future technocrat who never fulfilled his potential, the young Russian photographer’s work immortalises the remains of a march of progress that came to an abrupt end.

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