The project is based on the Akchim dialect, which once existed on the territory of Perm Krai and is practically lost today.

Akchim dialect was formed in one of the most inaccessible places in Perm Krai - the village of Akchim, which appeared in the 18th century and was abandoned by people in the 90s of the 20th century. The dialect without language speakers goes into a specific virtual mode, becoming a kind of ghost that exists between the world of the living and the world of the dead. The Akchim dialect is fully described and exists today as a unique document - the six-volume Akchim Dictionary made by scientists at Perm University. How can a dialect found to be between a document and a voice can live, invading into the world of those who come into contact with it?

In his project, the artist creates voice objects, raising the question of what the dialect is in a situation when there are no more language speakers, but there is a document testifying this dialect as an existing one. The artist carries out a kind of memory reconstruction, showing that the dialect did not disappear, but is invisibly present in the people and language lives.
The artist creates interactive loudspeakers system that server as a kind of interface to access the disappeared voices.

The exhibition consists of three installations: “Phonograms”, “Ak Che My”, and “Reappearance. Syncope”. Each of them establishes a specific relationship between voice and time.