10 - 30 September, 2014. Venue - CCI “Fabrika”
The author of the idea Marina Fomenko
Curators: Marina Fomenko, Andrey Martynov
Artists: Clemens Wilhelm, Michael Wolf, Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Filip Gabriel Pudło, Tomoyuki Sakaguchi, Tokihiro Sato, Marina Fomenko, Alec Von Bargen, Badr El Hammami.
The area where video comes in contact with photography – that is what all project’s artworks have in common. Video is motion, photography is stop. They are not identical and not interchangeable. There is a border line between them. But there is also a conterminal area, where the distinction between video and photo tends to zero. Video freezes, mimicking photo; photos get mobile, turning to video; motion gets into a trap of photo camera.
A video that strives to become a photograph, leaving only a hint to motion - that’s “Memory #2” by Badr El Hammami.
Photographic portraits made with video camera or photographically made video portraits – in Filip Gabriel Pudło’s video named “Collection” the author examines the family album tradition and images created by modern media.
The history of life in photos, found in a trash can, newly invented and told by Clemens Wilhelm in the film “Peter Is Dead”.
Alec Von Bargen in his project “Feminae” turns pictures into video, making portrait move by using hundreds of still frames.
In “Depot (adaptation)” video by Marina Fomenko the transformation of Circular locomotive depot of the Nikolayev Railway is represented by interlacing and interpenetration of video and photo.
In Alexandra Mitlyanskaya’s film “Uve’s Friends” the photographic stillness of the room contacts with life outside the window.
Tomoyuki Sakaguchi in his “Window” photo series and Michael Wolf with his series “Tokyo compression” are snatching out of moving metro trains the portraits of people, whose movement never stops.
Photographer Tokihiro Sato while working on his “Breathing Shadows” project has been shooting every piece for several hours, catching every movement of light.
October 15 - 15 November 2015 - Media art Centre Now&After project “Photo as Video, Video as Photo” was shown in Krasnodar within PhotoVisa Festival (15.10 - 15.11.2015).