digital video projection with sound
(Dedicated to Nina Zakharovna Kunina.)
The interactive video installation uses, as its visual material, the
play of sun rays. The capabilities of light, that are used in the
installation “In the Shade of an Olive Tree”, also reflect the logic of
contrast, touch, “reversity”. According to a theory of Vladimir
Vasilievich Sterligov – “The space penetrates the space”.
The spectator that enters the circle of light participates in the
creation of an image – he is transported, on the associative level, to
a world suggested by the proffered video- and audio-sequence.
The lacy shadow of the olive tree, rustling of leaves, mosaic floor and
power of imagination will bring you to Greece where specks of light on
the marble of an ancient sculpture play in the same way as they do on
your hand caught in a beam from the projector.
ABOUT IN THE SHADE OF AN OLIVE TREE:
Just as her Sterligovite predecessors conceptually redefined space in
paint, Russian artist Anna Frants utilizes video and audio to
reconfigure a viewer's reality...
Leaves rustle in wind that is not there. Chirping fills the air from
birds that have flown farther than could possibly be heard. The
seemingly straight forward pleasures of a sunny day spent "In the Shade
of An Olive Tree" provides playful fodder for Frant's interactive
installation. The logic ingrained in how one distinguishes a common
setting such as a tree in the sun's rays is skewed. Video and sound are
utilized to manipulate light, contrast, touch and “reversity” within
the installation, producing an environment where nothing is rationally
as it is naturally perceived.
As spectators enter the frame of projected light- he/she participates
in the creation of an image and is transported, on the associative
level, to a suggested world by inference.
STATEMENT: "The space penetrates the space.”- Vladimir Vasilievich