“There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus
The artwork “Disappeared painting”, 2021 by visual artist Anya Gorkova contains a light painting within itself. Photography materials, sensitive to the ultraviolet light, react to the surrounding environment. The “Disappeared painting” is a result of these reactions.
Life is a Ritual
Art is about a process — a ritual. In my personal life, coloured ritual candles drip on their own with different factors affecting their flame, lifespan and remains. Using the candle as a paint medium, I spent hours dripping candles to different effect during which each drop of wax lived a life of its own.
A collection of moments down the line, with both past and present colliding. Moments of lull and contemplation captured that seemed minuscule at the the time, that all built together to create the present person. A stitched diary documenting the beauty in the mundanity of everyday life.
Claustrophobic point of view of the back of house of a restaurant in London. It is recorded in the early months of the lockdown, therefore hospitality industry was affected by the pandemic situation. Techno music and lack of natural light recreate a tense atmosphere, resembling a nightlife venue.
The paintings question the origin of memories, the duality between the real and virtual, and the desire to escape reality. Existing as a collection of AR filters, to offer an alternative way of seeing. To access, you must visit this site from a mobile device and have Instagram and Facebook accounts.
What we call history is only one version of the past. In the search for an ‘authentic’ understanding, our desire-turned-obsession with memory coincides with the fear of forgetting who we are. ‘Until I Get Home’, explores the way individuals collectively recall events, people, and places.
How many secrets have we provided to the Internet? How many secrets do we want to get on the Internet? Where is the boundary between privacy and the public? Where is the boundary of our desire?
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A sculptor and doctor, working in London. My medical and artistic practice centres around the precariousness and fragility of humanity. My sculptures hang outside where the breeze activates their kinetic potential. During the pandemic I have repurposed expired single use medical products to create outdoor sculptural hanging mobiles.
Emma works around social issues. Previous projects include communities and mental health, the decline of industry, the juxtaposition of wealth and poverty, the glass ceiling and organ donation. Her current project aims to get people talking openly about mental health, particularly psychosis. Her next project is related to justice.