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Effect of presence

Effect of presence, 2012

covering: fabrics, 500 x 300 cm, projection video loop

0:05:15, ( residency project, 2'04 gallery, art centre Pushkinskaya-10, Saint Petersburg )

Distance creates a new look at the environment. When I came back home to Saint Petersburg after two years of studies in France, I discovered some changes around my neighbourhoods. The word that was coming into my head: abandonment, desolation. Abandonment of city projects, abandonment of people. Indifference.

A beautiful seaside before, this place was filling up with the sand. There was the idea of a huge architectural project for this place, with a lot of investment. But now there is just one small port building, and a desert of durty sand around. The seaside is closed for citizen and we can't watch the sea anymore.

By covering the stones, my intention was to make an artistic intervention on this site and bring a focus on this landscape, create a kind of fragile map which would archive this place and  to tell  : « I am with you ».


Curated by Anastasia Patsey


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