Deformation (2008, Russia) - 7`35``
The Russian artist Viktoria Ilyushkina has studied at the Painting, sculpture and architecture institute of the Russian Art Academy and then at the ProArte St. Petersburg foundation for arts and culture, the new Technologies in contemporary art program. Since then she creates video and sound installations and art objects. One of her sound works, the Singing Lighthouse at the Ust-Rogatka lighthouse in Kronshtadt was dedicated to the memory of Russian sailors who perished for their Motherland. Another one, the Light Experience installation shown at the ID gallery, represented light as an allegory of time, and human movement attempting to overcome the cyclic nature of life and death as a passage through time.
The author on Deformation: “For me the process of working together with a choreographer or a dancer is very important/ When I can see something in his movements I can develop later by editing. Usually I chose the location myself, shoot then edit and record the soundtrack. The state of my images is self-contemplation and concentration, and I try to transmit this through contemporary electronic music. I’m interested in creating live pictures of meditative quality, and for me the video installation is a painting come alive with sound added, in which you can admire the movements, the chiaroscuro and also feel its state and rhythm. That’s why Deformation is a play with a moving from, different emotions felt by a human being towards oneself, a kinf of a dialog with self rendered by the means of plastique.