In the 1960s Soviet Union, art that was “unwanted” by the regime was actively pushed into the underground. However, major conceptions by some artists, for example, working with kinetic art, could still get a chance for a totally official implementation, at least on paper.
The idea of a programmed system of light and sound decoration of the walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin, designed by Francisco Infante, is one such project that the state could have implemented. The artist received an opportunity to execute an artwork based on the avant-garde notion of the synthesis of arts, using the most leading-edge technologies of his time. The author of the project, artist Francisco Infante-Arana, will himself discuss the fate of his dynamic light and sound design for the ancient walls and towers of the Moscow Kremlin’s Red Square.