LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Lara Fedotova (Moscow, Russia) is a visual artist who works with photography, moving image and sound. Her practice is based on performative interactions with ambivalent spaces (such as urban forest parks, city river or toxic lakes of abandoned mines), that contain signs of close encounters between nature and anthropogenic environment. Places like these have always been an invitation for the artist ‘to go beyond our rational understanding of the world’. The process of work usually begins with a careful selection of specific techniques and points of contact that allow the place to manifest itself.
In the current project, Lara is working with ‘Moongraffiti’, a photogram technique, taking pictures in river or lake water by moonlight without using a camera.
The artist's meticulous attention to the tension that arises between the accidental and the controlled, careful consideration of the subtlest vibrations of contacting substances, by means of translating the image into sound, leads to acoustic events inaccessible to the human ear.
‘I hoped to capture accurate traces of the interior landscapes using the “Moongraffiti” technique so that the viewer have a possibility to feel the dissolution of the ossified interconnections between reality and its perception.’
More about Lara’s performative practices is at website https://larisafedotova.photographer.ru/newsemiotics?lang=eng
WHO I AM
visual artist who works with moongraffiti, photography, moving image, sound
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