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The room / Room

Contemporary art, 1990
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Description of the artwork «The room / Room»

The films of Angela Trofimova and Dmitry Trofimov are an example of author's experimental surrealistic cinema. Their world is the world of dreams, the hunt for memories, spaces filled with symbols, allegories, images. The presented works are created out of time, out of sound, out of plot, and as if out of reality. The absence of an explicit plot, non-linear narration, rejection of dialogues, sound and visual techniques, and editing experiments emphasize the surreal atmosphere of the films.
"There is one trick in the description of reality: the displayed reality imposes its form, its style of narration. There is no room for fantasies, and this task is difficult to solve. The world of sensations requires transcription and translation. Sometimes you feel one thing, but describe another. Frankness is ruthless, and truthfulness is often ugly. You have to model from fragments of reality and dreams. A world of words, a world where the main thing is not to explain and justify, is the main thing to create "(Dmitry Trofimov).
The room. In the film, the camera captures the girl in the closed. From time to time she performs actions that cannot be explained by a logical explanation (she tries to talk to the fish), she is washed by her hands, looks out of the window. The room can be interpreted as an unconscious, in which our fears or desires are locked, encoded in the symbols: cell, fish, water, window, baby doll, picture, etc. Man, following the theory of Freud, has access to the unconscious only through dreams. Here, the Person seems to be locked in his own dream, surrounded by the creatures of the inner Self.
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Art form: Contemporary art

Style of art: Surrealism

Technique: Video art

Date of creation: 1990

Artwork in selections: 1 selection

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