CCI Fabrika, Olivier Hall
March 11 - April 12 2015
Opening: March 11, 20.00, Perevedenovsky lane, 18
Curated by Marina Fomenko
Artists: Natasha Dahnberg, Within a Hair's Breadth / Roman Korzhov, Portrait of Series “Missing” / Shen Wei, Bubble / Victoria Ilyushkina, Maya Popova, Doppelgenger / Marina Fomenko, Solo / Gioula Papadopoulou, Ophelia x 2 / Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, A Call / Marina Rudenko, Inter View / Elena Ivanova, Self-portrait not of an artist or a cleaner, but just as a fact
Organizors: Media Art Centre Now&After, CCI Fabrika
PRESS about the exhibition
Marina Fomenko interview to Foto&Video magazine
Everybody knows what portrait is. It plays kind of memory support function having a portrait close at hand makes forgetting impossible. A portrait reminds about the subject with its mere presence. A portrait reminds subject itself by having similar features. A portrait represents an image of the person.
Video artists create a person's images with the help of video camera, using the advantages of image evolution in time. At their disposal there are moving pictures, world of sounds, spoken speech, playing with time, a possibility of creating a performance and dialog with a viewer. And the most valuable thing is those few minutes of the subject’s life that an artist captures with his camera and extracts from the reality.
In “The Portrait of the Series “Missing” video by Roman Korzhov from Samara the man, pictured outside his habitual life context, is looking with detachment through the camera not seeing a spectator.
Accordion player from Marina Fomenko's video "Solo" is feeling deeply the emotionality and dramatism of the composition that he is playing, coalescing himself with the instrument and music score.
A lady's plait in the video «Within a Hair's Breadth» by Swedish artist Natasha Dahnberg is creating an image of a dear person and reminding of impermanence of life.
"A Call" by Alexandra Mitlyanskaya from Moscow makes us remember how fragile life is.
A portrait as a look-alike, a portrait as a reflection - that's what we see in «Doppelgenger» performance of Viktoriya Ilyushkina and Maya Popova from St. Petersburg.
Remaining within the framework of portrait, Shen Wei from the USA in the performance named "Bubble" sublimates an existential drama in such a simple action as blowing saliva bubbles.
Marina Rudenko from Moscow presents her self-portrait showing an artist in dialog with art («Inter View»).
Another Moscow author Elena Ivanova demonstrates "Self-portrait not as an artist or a cleaner, but just as a fact».
Gioula Papadopoulou from Greece in her video "Ophelia x2" creates a fictitious character portrait - a new vision of everlasting Ophelia.