Gazing (2007, Russia) – 4`17``
Born in Volgograd, the artist, poet and video director is currently living in Moscow. Has a PhD in philosophy. Since 2004 has curated the Videologia International festival for audio and visual arts, Volgograd. In 2005 organized the Restoration video installation as a member of the Videologia group – the documentaries of the Second world war were screened upon the facade of the Stalingrad battle panorama with live music played by a string quartet.
Being on-line, using the net and recovering its images is a constant of art, not merely an innovation of the digital media technology era. In Gazing the various forms of net-addictions are united, form the systems of inner and outer corporality to the fibers of language, interwoven into a poem. Form rituals, creating an hierarchy and dividing roles to integrational audio visual images. The film adds a specially created net-montage to this set. Under sharply defined time-keeping each moving image finds the previous still, connects with it, annihilates it, but still dependent on it, is instantly interwoven into a new knot of meaning and gradually absorbed.