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Trailer from ‘Echo’. The video is not longer available for online exhibition
4:43 min, single-channel, 2015, music by Thatsmebtich, original text from Iceberg book and dialogue from Mad Men tv-series.
APRIL 20–MAY 25, 2015
Text by ANASTASIIA FEDOROVA
We are proud to host the online premiere of the video work ECHO by the artist Kirill Savchenkov, and a text by guest curator Anastasiia Fedorova.
The Moscow-based artist Kirill Savchenkov´s practice manifests itself in video, text, and performance. He describes his experience of the post-Soviet dormitory suburb and its modernist architecture as the strongest influence on his work, and the exploration of suburban habitat, psychology and contemporary culture being the core elements of his subject matters. Before Savchenkov trained at Rodchenko Art School, he obtained a degree in radio physics. The exhibition is curated by Anastasiia Fedorova and she writes about Echo:
“Echo channels his complex approach to the landscape, to his generation’s fragmentary identity, to memory and concept or narrative. He juxtaposes the perfect landscape with rough stories which lie behind the tower blocks, with sudden dissonant sounds, with something touchingly personal, one’s heartrending and tender encounter with art.”
Read the rest of the text in the following link:
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kirill Savchenkov is a Moscow-based artist working on a topic of post-Soviet suburbs and exploring contemporary culture, psychology and experience of the suburban habitat. Before turning to art and studying at the Rodchenko Art School in Moscow, he obtained a degree in radio physics. He works with image, text and performance.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Anastasiia Fedorova is a London-based writer and curator. She writes about photography, fashion and contemporary visual culture for various publications including Dazed & Confused, 032c, SHOWstudio, The Guardian, ZOO Magazine and The Calvert Journal.