In Your Shoes

multimedia installation 
Petergof, Saint-Peterburg

The work was created within the framework of the group project which offered artists to rethink the definition of the term «space», precisely the space of the house where the galery is situated. The work redefines not only a physical space directions, but also a concept of place as a single position of an individual in space, one’s present experience. It offers a possibility of co-presence with the figure on the video, trying to change the location of the viewer from one to another, but in the same space of the house. Smooth lightening of the video represents a process of symbolisation/adaptation to the place. Once this process is completed the space around ceases to exist.

On the video artist stands with his back to the camera looking at the view for 5 minutes, the exposure of the video gradually brightens until it turns into a white screen. The installation is fixed in the shaft of the 3 level building. It consists of the video which is projected to a screen fixed at the level of the 2nd floor, a multichannel audio of the street sounds from the video presented on speakers placed by the viewer stand point and lighting  which is synchronised to the video and gradually brightens up the installation space with diode lamps.