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02-12 June 2022
Toplocentrala Gallery - Cube
02.06.2022., 19:00 hour
In the exhibition, ”One Minute Stalker” Ivan Moudov breaks down Tarkovsky’s infamous film into a one minute video installation transforming it into a physical experience of duration.
The 161-minute film is shown in a concise form as a monumental picture made up of individual one-minute fragments. Each is a micro action on its own, and in an orderly arrangement they form rows of tiny time capsules. “The narrative” of the film is converted into a sequence of motions, each one minute in duration, followed by one minute of a dark screen. The music is composed by Sibin Vassilev and based on the original soundtrack of Tarkovsky’s film. The installation is concerned with the spatial perception of single miniature images that have the viewer immerse in a visual environment to provoke a mental and corporeal sensation of time. How long is one minute? What are the features and characteristics of a minute? Can we sense a particular time element directly through our bodies, similar to an atom in the structure of time?
Moudov’s work can also be viewed as an ironic commentary on the recently introduced legalization of piracy and "theft" of intellectual property in Russia.
The "Period" series of paintings, created by the the artist between 2014 and 2022, are also part of the exhibition. They are sequences of small dots that measure time and experiences in an to be shared in an encrypted form.
Time is a reoccurring focus in Ivan Moudov’s work. The artist often plays with different concepts to get closer to the idea and experience of time. Evasiveness and invisibility materialize through the artist’s use of space, objects, graphic symbols, shadows, weight, quantities, etc.