To the lightLight became the main theme of the exhibition in Perm art gallery. It combined all the projects both formally and conceptually. Perm art gallery is situated in the building of the Perm Saviour's Transfiguration Cathedral. In this cathedral there is a unique collection of Perm wooden sculpture (“Perm Gods”). Artists used the exhibits both directly, exposing never-before-exhibited objects, and indirectly. So, the light became a symbol of divine beginning.
We presented two works at the exhibition. As the objects we worked with were all-sufficient and full of sense, we tried to operate as delicate as possible and acted not so much in the role of artists as much as expositors.
We put the 18th century sculpture “Christ in prison” in a semi-circular arch of the cathedral, behind it we set the bright light source, which helped to create a silhouette of the object and the halo around him.
We used X-ray images of wooden gods in our second work. Over hundreds of such radiographs are kept in the archive of the gallery. Previously, employees took the sculptures in an ordinary hospital to learn more about the technology of creation of sculptures and in order to test them for the presence of bark beetles. They are incredibly strong graphic works that convey a sense of sacredness. We selected 5 images and put them in the metal lightboxes.