Supported by Pro Arte Foundation and CYLAND Media Art Lab
Any conspiracy theory arises from the desire to explain the complexity of the world in a simplified way. As an artistic gesture, Alina Kugush takes this logic to an absurd conclusion, by “thinking in categories” — visual ones, in this case.
The project features several screens combined with a static collage. This “visual cloud” also includes a laboratory table with screens mounted in it. Several of the screen are placed at the bottom of glass tubes. The animation of the screens moves at different speeds — from 3 to 9 frames per minute. The visual refrain: domestic objects resembling microbes under a microscope replace one another. The unpredictability of elements that perform the role of “microbes” cause a comic effect.
Alina Kugush — graduate of the PRO ARTE’s School for Young Artists (2021). She works with watercolor graphics, GIF animation, installation, performance and art mediation. Collects a work as a system of links from one meaning to another, uses wordplay, collage, placing familiar objects in an unfamiliar environment, refers to carnival and play. Participant of exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Bishkek. She studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Russian State Pedagogical University (2012-2014) and at the Faculty of Graphics of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Art Academy, 2014-2018). Lives and works in St. Petersburg.