The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
J. R. R. Tolkien
PROJECT LOCATION: Nikola-Lenivets, Russia;
PROJECTING/PROMOTING YEAR: January 2021;
The Chapel of the Wind is a pavilion that symbolizes the path that we all walk. There is a beginning of the path, but no end. Starting the road, we do not see what is behind the corner. The only thing that connects a person with reality is the Wind. Anyone will notice the Wind: hear, feel it with their skin, see the movement of dust.
Being in the temple of the Wind, thoughts become more exalted and meaningful. In such a meditative state, you go into the depths of yourself and think about sublime ideas. You unite with all people in search of meanings and stopping the moment. There is no place for silly arguments and empty conversations, there are only the Wind and the path that we are going.
The pavilion consists of rammed earth and is pierced across with pipes. These paths are passed by the wind, creating sound in the pavilion. Due to the pressure difference, air movement is created along the pavilion in the form of the Wind. There is a space in the middle of the path, that opens up to the world to stop oneself and comprehend reality. Due to the form and materials, a person finds himself in a meditative space where time stops.