Photography & Video

Out of Place


Sense of Place. Landscapes of Nizhniy Novgorod. Part II


From Landscapes of Nizhny Novgorod series

This photo&video installation was developed as a continuation of a previous project Landscapes of Nizhniy Novgorod, Part I. The installation consisted from six photographic prints and video.

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Sense of Place. Landscapes of Nizhniy Novgorod. Part I



The project “Landscapes of Nizhniy Novgorod” came as a result of my residency in the Volga Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. A series of research residencies was established to develop new, contemporary knowledge about the city. The project  was developed in collaboration with local sociologist Olga Chernyavskaya.  It was aimed at exploring the identity of Nizhniy Novgorod, through tracing the distinctive features of its eight districts.

Memory and Identity


This is an experimental photography project exploring the theme of memory and childhood. This project puts a question about how our identities are formed by what we (deliberately or not) choose to remember or forget, and observes the palimpsestous writing of memory on our personalities.




 City as a Palimpsest


This project focuses on the function of urban palimpsest and investigates new ways of “reading” and “interpreting” cities. Historically the word “palimpsest” was used to describe certain artefacts – manuscript pages from which the text has been scrapped and which can be used again. Later on the trace of the erased text reappeared through the centuries as iron in the remaining ink reacted with oxygen. Starting from the 19th century palimpsest was widely used in a metaphorical sense (particularly in psychoanalysis, literary criticism and postcolonial studies).
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Out of place


Being put into an archival box, the photos look similar to the objects found on the shelves of history museums. In a way they are small museums themselves – the museums of neglected national identity… [Read more]


City Diaries

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Invisible Cities



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