Park

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Video Artist: Vladimir Logutov
Country: Year: Duration: 5 min 22 sec

Description:

In the video work Park the artist, as in many of his early videos, provokes the spectator to a higher level of focus. Before us is a park in the evening in the city of Stuttgart – at first glance, everything is as in life: a beautiful theater building on the shore of a lake, it’s warm, birds are singing, people are walking, riding bikes, the smoothness of the water is gently rippling. But gradually we notice that something transient and strange is happening. The reflections of the people in the water don’t move like the people: sometimes they are slower, sometimes they overtake their masters. Some of the statues on the roof of the theater, from time to time, come to life and move slowly, and on the facade of the building you can see the same ripples that are moving across the water. And above all these, in the contours of a large tree, we can make out the silhouette of the artist’s face. All of these artefacts balance on the level of an optical illusion, being barely distinguishable, and they are aimed at arousing the spectator’s attention.


Vladimir Logutov

Artist, curator. Born in Samara in 1980. Lives and works in Moscow.

Creator and member of the art group “Laboratory”.

Author of more than a dozen solo exhibitions. Participant of a large number of international forums and the Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator of a number of projects.

Laureate of the «INNOVATION Prize 2018» — Artist of the Year.

Artist’s works are both in private and museum collections, including collections of the The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, FRAC Bretagne Museum (Brest, France) and others.