site-specific video projection
video, 8’28 min (loop), 2-channel projection
b/w, no sound
Ў Gallery, Minsk

“Motion and motionlessness are the subject of video STATIC. An eleven-meter-long gallery wall is used as a screen transmitting the ‘noise’ of pixels moving across its surface. Tiny parts that are reminiscent of tele-snow move and then halt, creating two impressions: that of a completely flat and abstract freeze frame of a television screen or that of an actual landscape with depth, which appears as soon as the pixels start moving. The word ‘static’ was chosen as a work title because it likewise has a double meaning: it is the physical state of immobility and absence of change, as well as ‘white noise’ — the arbitrary flickering pixel pattern which appears onscreen whenever there is no signal. The video STATIC is a transition from stasis to motion, from real to abstract, from abstract to possible, from possible to probable. The emergence of depth as a result of movement, synthesis between the real architectural space and the virtual space of a video image are the centre of artistic focus of Anna Sokolova.”
From the text for the exhibition “III II I“.