The Liminal Space Trilogy
Curator: Sonia Becce
The multi-disciplinary Russian collective AES+F is renowned for large-scale digital installations of startling originality. While their cutting-edge body of work pushes the boundaries of new media – photography, video and digital technologies - it is steeped with references to classical art, architecture, literature and sculpture. The group comprises conceptual architects Tatiana Arzamasova and Lev Evzovich, book illustrator and designer Evgeny Svyatsky, and fashion photographer Vladimir Fridkes. AES+F’s visual narratives have global reach, exploring the values, vices and conflicts of contemporary society. The Liminal Space Trilogy took the form of three videos of a baroque and literary quality. AES+F chose to present it without epic: the fight scenes were devoid of blood, the eroticism never became sex, the bacchanals involved diet or molecular food, and the disasters did not end in tragedy. As if magnified through a lens, what was shown both repelled with its excess and captivated with its sensuality.