Poetic Sonic Sculpture by Machine Libertine was installed at Vitebsky Station as part of MANIFESTA Biennial in St Petersburg.
Vitebsk Station was one of the first train stations in Russia and a key link between East and West. It derives its name from the famous city of the early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde.
Railway station is a place that arranges a special relationship with time and space: they are both measured in stations. Each videopoem of the Speaking Clock counts such time stations: from St.Petersburg to Rome (SPQR), from Oslo to Bergen (Sorrel, Sorrel), from Helsinki to Porvoo and from New York to Boston (To Mars), from London to Bristol (Epigraphic Clock) is a literary clock by John Cayley, that contains 365 words. Six phrases of the lower line show the literary year, month, day, hour and minute, flasing blue phrase registers seconds.

SPQR 1 min
videopoem
text Natalia Fedorova
sound by Taras Mashtalir
video Alexander Antipin

to Mars 2 min
videopoem
text Natalia Fedorova
sound by Taras Mashtalir
video Alexander Antipin

Sorrel, Sorrel 2 min
videopoem
text Natalia Fedorova
sound by Taras Mashtalir
video Alex Antipin

Epigraphic clock 5 min
literary clock
code John Cayley
translation Natalia Fedorova
sound by Taras Mashtalir