Micro-Movements is a photographic series, which explores the unconscious actions that recur with . The main question posed is whether the movement is an integral part of a personality or an element that distorts it, drawing too much attention from the outside world. I became fascinated by the topic of micro-movements, which came from my personal experience. Later on, I started noticing similar micro-movements with other people. When starting the project, I surveyed people I know and those I’m not familiar with, questioning whether they unconsciously make any movements or small body manipulations. Unexpectedly for me, this topic had a very good response and aroused a sincere interest with a large number of respondents. Often, movements are repeated, many bite their lips, scratch the bridge of their nose, bite the skin around their fingers, roll up their pupils, rub the earlobe, pinch their nose, rub their eyes, crack their bones.
Katya Yanova is an artist working with various media, including photography, small sculpture, installation, video and sound.
In her artistic practice, she explores the image of the modern person who experiences emotional instability. She analyzes the nature of sensory experience, revolving around truthfulness and fiction. Recent projects address the role of cultural identity and collective trauma.