Provmyza art group

Eternity. 2011. Video installation, 35’. Courtesy of the artists.

Eternity. 2011. Video installation, 35’. Courtesy of the artists.


Eternity. 2011. Video installation, 35’. Courtesy of the artists.

Eternity. 2011. Video installation, 35’. Courtesy of the artists.


Eternity. 2011. Video installation, 35’. Courtesy of the artists.

Eternity. 2011. Video installation, 35’. Courtesy of the artists.


Eternity

Video installation, 35'
2011

The work creates a sense of anxiety by immersing the viewer into a multilayered space, where surrounding reality is dissolving, and so is human sight. In the system of culture eternity is perceived as something transcendent, which extends beyond limits of intelligible sphere. The metaphor of the eternity is a little girl, who opposes the destructive force and constantly defeats it. The work presents a series of some mortal cyclic circumstances, in which a little girl finds herself. Here life itself becomes the Eternity and death – just an instant.

In this version of the installation produced specially for the exhibition, the viewer is forced to move along the image and is unable to capture the entire picture at once. The girl's cry becomes acousmatic, since its visual source is outside the field of view. The image unfolds before the viewer detail after detail, since he is forced to watch only from a close distance. Thus, the viewer experiences the Lilliputian perception, while the little Eternity girl appears as a giant incomprehensible to his view.


Provmyza art group: Galina Myznikova (b. 1968, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) and Sergey Provorov (b. 1970, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia). The group was created in 1998. The artists work in various genres of contemporary art: experimental films, video art, photography, installation. Over twenty films of the art group participated in international festivals and were awarded with: Tiger Award for Short Film (38th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Nederlands), Gran Premio for the Best Competing Film (25th Asolo International Art Film Festival, Italy), Best Experimental Film (15th Chilean International Short Film Festival).