Practice of Natural Science
Despite the long history of scientific activity the person continues to ask questions about their essence and about its component which is located outside of scientific interpretation. «Practice of Natural Science» is a visual research where the author, working with photography and performance art, raises a question of limits of scientific knowledge and addresses those hidden resources (instincts, body memory, body consciousness), which are located directly in the body. Getting naked in scientific institutions and museums that study different aspects of natural sciences, the artist becomes an object of research and gives her body an opportunity to show it’s own nature.
1979 born in Kiev (Ukraine)
2008 graduated from Moscow State University of Culture and Art (Russia)
2015, 2016 School of Performance in frames of Days of Performance in Lviv (Ukraine)
2015 Photographer of the Year 2014 (Ukraine) – the first places in the categories (professional): “Nude (for the “Practice of Natural Science” project), “Still life” (for the “Instytuts’ka street” project), “Animals (fauna) (for the “Escape from the Museum of Zoology” project)
2014 Photographer of the Year 2013 (Ukraine) – a Special prize from the Journal.foto.ua and ASUS (for the projects “The form of existence”, “Inner questions”)
all images and text © Ani Zur