SPACE - METAMORPHOSIS
Author (conception and photography): Andrey Troitsky
The Man and the environment. The theme of this project - the collision of man with space and reciprocal transformations. In poetic form, the project shows that the interior space of man and the environment are linked and united. By means of photography, this series poses a task of creating a happy and lost situation since our childhood where there were no boundaries between "the self" and "the world".
CONTACT - THE STORY BEHIND THE CREATION OF THE PROJECT
This project was born from a feeling - half visual, half tactile - of some touch that I once felt in a park - a touch of a tree in front of me. Then in a field overgrown with grass - I felt this field as an independent being who also touched me, tried to speak to me. It was an impulse to start the work and afterwards, during the realization of the project I understood that I had already felt such a thing in the past, it was like a memory returned.
The idea of transformation is the basis of the visual poetics of this project, when changes happen with different things and phenomena. For example, in one image of the bodies of men can appear as columns of a building or in another the people who stand in front of the trunks can be continued by the crowns of the trees turning into huge heads. Each image should go to the end of expression, like a needle that pierces a thick fabric - a sort of screen of visible objects.
THE BORDER BETWEEN ''THE SELF'' AND ''THE WORLD''
All of the images in the series explore the idea of the border - between man and space, between nature and the artificial object, between a gesture and its purpose. In this case the human figure and the body itself becomes a border. Usually the body is seen as belonging, like a shirt that you put on one day. But unlike a shirt, the body is alive, it contacts the world, it sees, it hears. The body transforms into a border - it is created for contact and not for possession. The body becomes a border between "the self" and "the world". How can we contact the world? What can we contact with? How do we perceive the world and ourselves? Here are the questions posed by this project.