EKATERINA LAZAREVA

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Exhibition:
Metageography: Space – Image – Action.
Special project of the 6th Moscow Biennale.
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
September 25, 2015 – February 7, 2016.
Curators - Nikolay Smirnov, Kirill Svetlyakov.

 

 

There's no here

2015

One-channel HD video, 5 min.

This work is again inspired by the road. That is the train trip and Russian landscapes behind the window that provoke the specific meditative state of mind. Here the "cursed" Russian questions constantly emerge on the surface of the consciousness, the questions that cannot be attributed neither to the territory only nor to the consciousness only. Therefore my monologue is structured by the flickering "here" that refers now to the landscape passed by, now to the actual situation, now to my personal experiences of both. The "here" repeated reminds the function of "shifter" in linguistics, a language sign that is filled with sense because it is empty. The references of "here" are changing places as the text unrolls and the text itself is perceived either as a message upon the urgent agenda, or as a comment on the video image or the exhibition space itself. On the one hand, it is a kind of forced indirectness in the situation of impossibility of the direct statement, on another it is a prerogative of ambiguity of art in general.

E.L.

 

Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still
Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still

 

Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still
Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still

 

Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still
Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still

 

Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still
Ekaterina Lazareva. There's no here. 2015. Video still

 

 

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