Straight Intentions
Photo-documentation of an intervention
work in progress

The pictures were made on a 4x5 large format film camera.

Dusk is falling and Maxim decisively enters a forest. The outrage of life that is hardly possible to comprehend wholly surrounds him. This is the territory of wild, willful and multiform nature. Armed with a precision building instrument the artist dissects with a laser-light the uncountable barriers that obstruct his way.

Factually being a performance, its photographic documentation appears to be richer in its meaning than its direct witnessing. The night long exposure reveals the contrast between the unrestrained dynamism of a living forest and the stasis of a laser grid cutting the chaotism of life into rational, rectangular, counter-natural quadrants formed by the strictly horizontal and vertical lines. The simple and exact form creates a virtual horizon, and the world in the perception of the viewer becomes divided into smaller parts.


Note:
The phototgraphs shown here are the sketches visualising the project’s formal development

The pictures were made on a digital camera.

The pictures were made on a 35 mm film camera.


MAXIM IVANOV© 2017