When I was a child, I dreamed of being an astronaut. There was a rocket-shaped slide near my house. I often perched on it at night, gazed at stars, thought of distant planets and space adventures.My city is like a huge cosmodrome, where near 40 rockets are stored at many children playgrounds. The most of them are of age of the Soviet Union. There were times when they were the symbols of human achievement and of people's space exploration wishes. These rockets are the nostalgic story from my childhood, maybe an attempt to run awayfrom reality into the world of wishful thinking.
Ivan Mikhailov's Playground project exhibited at La Galerie du Chateau, Toulouse, France. Until April 1st, 2018