Anastasia Lopoukhine, Paris Exhibition
You are invited.
To accompany the octet of drawings ( you are also invited), I made a video to be projected from directly overhead. The video illuminates a tabletop with real-life images which mirror the themes of the works. I mixed the soundtrack to make the viewer feel as though they were walking past a busy gathering. I look for the soundtrack to play as ambient sound throughout the exhibition.
The video was shot soon after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Most of the improvised conversation and action was about death and destruction reflecting how the shadow of war has been thrown far across the globe. In this piece, I started shifting from exploring private memory to collective trauma.