Memory of the Fields

07.03 - 07.04.2008

“Memory Of The Fields”

Loft ETAZHI, St. Petersburg

Curated by Anastasia Shavlokhova

With works by: Ainura Abdukerimova, Egor Alentiev, Stas Bags and MilkandVodka group, Dasha Belova, Dasha Buyun & Dmitry Stepanov, Ilya Gaponov & Kirill Koteshov, Andrey Gorbunov, Nina Gorun, Anton Hlabov, Victoria Ilyushkina, Sergey Karev, Maxim Klimovich, Sasha Khromih & Andrey Polyanichko, Vlad Kulkov, Olya Lovcus, Vsevolod Mayorov & Konstantin Novikov, Alexey Miheev, Ivan Plusch, Tanya Podmarkova, Veronica Rudieva-Ryazantseva & Tanya Akhmetgalieva, Denis Shevchuk, Nikita Stepanenko, Maxim Svishev, Ilya Trushevsky, Yan Vorman, Masha Zaikina, Olga Zhitlina.

Featuring special project - performance from the group BODY NAVIGATION

Thinking about the relationship between material and spiritual matters more and more often, there comes an understanding of the impossibility of partitioning these categories, their absolute unity lies in a special space, hardly tangible, invisible to the eye - the bio-physical field (Kirlian photography). Even before the First World War, experiments began to be conducted on the study of the human biofield. With the advent of the X-ray apparatus, scientists clearly saw the glow surrounding the physical body, which the ancients called aura. Then came the real scientific revolution, the fact of the existence of the so-called memory in everything that exists on earth was an inescapable given.

Scientists declare chaos as the highest world order, they speak of such fundamental particles, whose existence was only a science fiction invention until recently. It is the intuitive feeling of the object’s memory, its phantom existence in time, a kind of aftertaste that became the theme of this project. In this context, our task was to search for the possibility of materialization of the fields, as clots of energy, and each artist concentrated his/her focus on one aspect of this complex physical phenomenon. Thus, we did not strive to bring all the works to one common denominator, on the contrary, we state the authenticity of a single artistic experience in order to achieve maximum objectivity in comprehension of the topic.

Konstantin Novikov, Loaves, installation, 2008
Exposotion view with works by Andrey Gorbunov and Olga Zhitlina, loft project Etazhi, 2008
Vlad Kulkov, Standards of sub-urban myth/conspiracy, installation, 2008
Anton Khlabov, video installation, 2008
Maxim Svishev, 10 Memories of the Swimming Pool, video installation, 2008
Maxim Svishev, 10 Memories of the Swimming Pool, video installation, 2008
Andrey Gorbunov, Aftertaste, paintings, 2008
Exhibition view with the painting series by Andrey Gorbunov "Aftertaste" in the foreground, 2008
Exhibition view with video installation by Tatyana Akhmetgalieva and Veronica Rudieva-Ryazantseva "Field" and "Doric loop" by Olga Zhitlina in the background, 2008
Olga Zhitlina, Doric loop, installation, 2008
Kirill Koteshov and Ilya Gaponov, Fields localization, painting, 2008
Victoria Ilyushkina, Horror Srories in My Soul, installation, 2008
Dasha Buyun and Dima Stepanov, Connection, sound installation, 2008
Ilya Trushevsky, "Vegetation map of USSR", installation, 2008
Tatyana Podmarkova, paintings, 2008
Installation process with Victoria Ilyushkina, Darya Buyun, Ivan Plusch at loft project Etazhi, 2008
Alexandr Khromykh and Andrey Polyanichenko, Energy of the ground, installation, 2008
Anya Zhelud, installation, 2008
Milk and Vodka group, installation, 2008
Ivan Plusch and Irina Drozd, Uber-human, paintings, 2008
Performance by Olga Lovtcus and Veronika Rudieva-Ryazantseva, 2008
Exhibition Poster