Arsen Revazov

15.10.2015 – 08.11.2015

Triumph Gallery, Moscow


Kristina Romanova

On the 15th of October the 4D exhibition by artist Arsen Revazov will open at Triumph Gallery in Moscow as part of the Parallel Programme in terms of the VI  Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.


Arsen Revazov has added double exposure to his own classical technique: a photography in the invisible light (infrared film and special filter). The same negative is consecutively used to shoot two frames, whose subject matter is linked.


Arsen tries to understand how our world would appear from the perspective of the fourth dimension. Mathematically it can be projected onto a surface using various methods so double exposure offers the best results in terms of visibility.


At the end of the 19th century, when the enlightened mankind of the society has discovered the higher dimensions (thanks to the openings made by Bernhard Riemann and Nikolai Lobachevsky  writers, artists and poets have actively started to explore this new upcoming reality. Theologians did not stay apart and stated that the God was invisible because he existed in these higher dimensions. The modern physics, especially the string theory argues that there are no less than 10 dimensions in our world, where nine of them are spatial ones and the only one is temporal.



Arsen Revazov notes: "When I have added double exposure to the infrared light (at that time I was travelling around Italy), I suddenly realised how it would look directly in 4th dimension. And therefore I believed that this was significant: what if the theologians were right and the God actually lived in the fourth dimension? Definitely it would be more than fascinating to know how our world seemed to him?…"


The exhibition consists of 27 works. They were all shot using an Alpa SWA camera with Schneider Super Angulon 5.6/38mm, Super-Angulon XL 65.6/58mm and Apo-Helvetar 5.6/120mm lenses on negative infrared films Efke IR 820 and Rollei Infrared 120mm, printed on classical photographic paper and executed using Triasec technology.


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