The continuous process of taking pictures of everyday life engenders the documentation of ambiguous ritual. As a result, its original duration and meaning could hardly be restored. In a sequence of images, the captured scene becomes autonomous and looped so it can’t be recognized as part of personal experience of seeing. The strange units that were put together form unexpected interactions with various forms, objects, phenomena. This allows thinking about totality of Seeable, about inability to ignore perception as such.
This project is about unsolvable situation that takes place between continuous contemplation and the process of monotonous surveillance. I started my thoughts from the idea that any experience is inevitable. This allows me to talk about the simple act of looking that brings unexpected results as discovery eyesight’s dependence on Seeable.
Yury Gudkov (b.1990) based in St-Petersburg, Russia
The key aspect of Yury Gudkov’s works is a thorough investigation the essence of the most non-obvious things. His interest in the premises the phenomena and processes can be seen regardless of the objects he works with: photography and appropriated images, video, books or installations.
His works has been exhibited since 2014. His solo exhibition “Keep an eye on what you see” took place in FotoDepartament Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Solo show “Magnificent” held in 2016 during International Festival of Photography, Uglich, Russia. His project “MINE” was exhibited within the project NEMOSKVA in 2018.