This project appears itself in a complicated multilayer construction with a conglomeration of interrupted narratives, reflections on the material, stereotypes about the image – all mixed with the ironic pathos of seriousness, inherent to an alchemist ripping up the mystery of nature. Visual language develops itself in a set of links and attitudes. Almost like verbal one does. Whereas a word frames, encloses a part of the world (photography does it literally), then a word’s juxtaposition may cause a possibility of metatext; as well as a possibility to the words to change their own meaning. Working with a straight and modified image in this manner may cause a bad joke in spectacular’s perception. Each element of the sequence would be called in question. Visual language camouflage behind the façade of its own failure. Defining at the same time a new dimension of visual space with the help of collaborations inside its structure.
140*210 mm, full colored, digital printing, open binding, cover – 250 g/m2 carton/ black/ with stamping, number of illustrations – 66, number of layouts – 138, paper for the block – 120 g/m2, flyleaf – printed, copies of 5, 2015
I am St. Petersburg based photographer and artist, working with art-photography, book and multimedia projects. In 2008 I graduated with honours St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Journalism, Department of Visual Journalism. In 2010 I had postgraduate studies at St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Journalism, Department of Theory of Communications. My additional education is Fotodepartament in 2013-2015. Nowadays having Masters degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.
As an artist I primarily work with the topic of relations and mythology, memories, stereotypes, the questions of selfidentification and identification by others, the problems of reliance.
all images and text © Ksenia Yurkova