'Antiantrop' series

2020-2021

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It seems that the charm of the Antiantrop, series by Fedora Akimova, is provided by the classical iconography of objects - their symmetry, laconicism, proportionality, craft perfection.

But we are rather captivated by the strange reception mode created by this project: we hang in a void without supports, as if in the state of weightlessness. This suspension creates a distance for re-reading the culture from a position of inhuman, albeit interested, perception.  As if alien artifacts for some reason imitate human culture without understanding the meaning. The imitation sharpens them with emptiness and loss - this is the relationship of any artifact with its future. Any culture is permeated with a similar relationship with tradition. Fedor Akimova combines several impulses - the aesthetic and the sacred ones seem to be basic: the icon case and frame unfold these impulses in the universal coordinates of art, cult, history, power, while undermining their universality. A frame with a decorative motif defines the aesthetic, but what does the frame embody? Not at all a picture, not its mimetic emptiness and technical illusionism. This is an imitation of the very practice of imitating reality. In addition, the invisible base, disappearing under the painting, and the thread instead of the pigment imitate the medium, but depict the disappearing matter of reality rather than its forms.

There is a structure of devastation in front of us. In its recognizable coordinates, geological, biological and cultural time mixes, canceling history and affirming an anti-historical present. Current day-to-day routine returns in archaeological artifacts, i.e., it disappears, creating a distance of the remote future after humanity. But there are environmental articulations left behind it - all items and materials of the series were found in landfills and flea markets. And the female practice of embroidery poetically exposes a certain oblivion of the basics, leaving a pure illusion without a referent.

Alexander Evangely

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 'Android Tatyana' series

2020-2021

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A series of objects Android Tatiana speculates on the form of a classical frame opposed to the imitation of mechanistic embroidery. Several layers of transparent fabric seem to be trying to put a holistic landscape together, but the system fails and the picture of the universe still crumbles into fragments

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'Tatyana' series

2019-2021

The Tatyana series (embroidery on transparent fabric) appeals to ancient feminine practices, while the partially lost landscape speaks of the fragility of this world and the impossibility of returning to a holistic picture of the universe. 

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'Soviet glass' series

2019

Small series 'Soviet glass' consists of three objects made from soviet  dishes for celebratory dinner.

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 'Noah' series

2021

Small series made from old floor desks and toys. 

 Once near our house, among the construction debris, I found a lot of Soviet parquet. 

Plastically and figuratively, old parquet is  material that speaks for itself and is very anthropomorphic: for decades a hard floor was the embodiment of comfort and stability, and now it resembled a shipwreck or a “soil skin” that had fallen apart at the seams.

The main problematic of the project is irresponsibility, indifference to the environment. Such an attitude will sooner or later lead to an environmental disaster. Human infantilism and indifference make nature and animals only toys and "decorations". 

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