Soundtrack : Aernoudt Jacobs
'And God saw the light , that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.' Genesis 1:4
Alexandra Dementieva's video installation “Minimal Reality” forces viewers to question what reality is, what is they really seeing?
By deliberate reduction of the visual stimuli to contrasting black and white images in multi-channeled video projected simultaneously on several screens, the installation evokes the environment of psychological experiments of perceptual isolation.
The video blurred imagery brings to mind black and white painting of Gerhard Richter, his photographic abstractions, where the negative and positive are blurred as much as the original images. Similarly to him Dementieva pushes the audience to pay close attention to the process of watching, that refers one back to the very act of seeing.