AN OTHER PERSON DIARY / download catalog
20 MAY − 20 JULY 2019
''The story does not begin when someone tells, for example, the origin of his or someone else’s life (biography or genealogy).
It begins where I attribute relevance to this past For my present, when I direct the time stream (which I experience as a memory) to my (or someone’s) today’s life Experience (I move it from one place to other) ''./ Stepan Vaneyan /
Maria Kokunova in the project «Pyromaniac» raises the question of the motivation and disintegration of such a complex personality as Pyromaniac. The project is based on the real events that occurred in the village of Ulyanovka, Leningrad Region.
Were there people at the Moon — a fact that is still being questioned and being checked. 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon for the first time in the history of mankind. Natalya Yakovleva in the project «A Man Who Wasn’t» manipulates the available knowledge and finds new data for '' investigation ''.
In the project «Deja vu» Tatiana Kolbatova combines photographs of Antarctica from the family archive with her own photographs from Iceland. Thus, she reduces and ''forgives'' the space that separated it for many years with her early late husband, who worked as the Antarctic polar oceanologist.
Sasha Bauer calls her project «A Cold Fiest.» The starting point in her work is the experiencing a traumatic event — the death of her father, which happened 8 years ago at the New Year Eve.
Sasha works with the family archive, creates visual and verbal associative images and in this way launches the recovery process in order to cope with internal fears.
Julia Ivantey is an expert on SAWC (special assessment of working conditions). In the project «Worker's Paradise» she studies the residential areas of St. Petersburg at the beginning and middle of 20-th century and combines this knowledge with the help of a collage and a natural color palette of houses to create an alternative map of the city.
In the project of Elena Batova «Odysseus»
an album of Stockholm pictures, made by unknown Russian voyagers in 1912, recently bought at a flea market in Saint Petersburg, becomes a starting point for thinking about perpetual travel, in which the various fates of both close and unfamiliar people are randomly intertwined.