The Speed of Disappearance

Video Artist: Ludmila Belova
Country: Year: Duration: 4 min 10 sec


Media installation

The Speed of Disappearance video is a reflection on disappearance of tangible forms and their transformation into a digital stream of reality images, where colour can be transformed and adjusted until it disappears completely.

It deals with a seamless transition into a new space where virtual forms unite with real forms more and more. It deals with a speed of the change of traditional ways of transmitting and storing information, and also with a new communication among people.

It deals with time, its flow, and impossibility “to step in the same river twice” in the real world (and with getting over time barriers in a virtual one). It deals with the speed of transmission of images, freedom of the relativity of our world and its instability.

Ludmila Belova

Ludmila Belova was born in Kamchatka and now lives and works in St. Petersburg. In 1980 she graduated from Abramtzevo Art College and in 1991 became a member of the Russian Artists Union.

Her works were presented at numerous solo exhibitions at such galleries and museums as Art collegium, Navicula Artis, Lyuda, AL Gallery, ART re.FLEX, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Youth Educational Center of the State Hermitage Museum, the Gallery of Contemporary Art D-137, Anna Akhmatova Museum in St. Peterburg and ESCAPE gallery in Moscow.

The artist also participated in group exhibitions and festivals in Russia and Europe such as CYBERFEST 2013 and 2014 (Berlin, Germany), Art Prospect supported by CEC ARTS LINK in 2013 (St. Petersburg, Russia), The Other Capital project at NCCA, Museum of Moscow, in 2014 (Moscow, Russia), ARTVILNIUS-14 project (Vilnius, Lithuania), “The other home” at Anna Frants gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia), the last one being part of the parallel program of MANIFESTA 10, which took place in 2014. In 2015 her works were included in On My Way exhibition, which was part of the parallel program of 56th Venice Biennale. In 2017 Ludmila took part in CYFEST-10 at the Scientific Research Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, Museum of Applied Arts of St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.