Beyond the Boundaries (2017)

Anthropocentrism is a natural benchmark to define the sphere of knowledge. In modern society amounts of information grow exponentially and as we learn more we thrust ourselves further beyond the boundaries using technologies as extensions. As if we fit a prosthesis of our bodies in space. Telescopes become our eyes, weapons become our hands, clothes become new skin.

Following these images the artist created her work in two parts. First of them is installed like inaccessible space on the ceiling of one of the showrooms of a museum where the show space was transformed into stylised inner space of a telescope, the walls and the ceiling are coloured black. In the installation Anosova used the data of spectrum analysis received from the international astrophysical instruments, provided to the artist by the research officers of the observatories. With the help of looped meditative video on the refractive circles, the spectators find themselves dipped into the entrails of a telescope and can watch the stars through the scientists' eyes as special «space» music, created for this work by the composer Vadim Kolosov. Every image has a unique code and a corresponding description connected with a name of a constellation where the depicted object is located. Scientists do not use such coordinates, but to understand measuring scales and set «a starting point» for the viewer, all the objects in show were linked to the objects comprehensible by the viewer, for example Orion constellation.

From the window of the showroom with the installation on the ceiling the second part of work can be seen/ It is represented by a stylised natural size astronomic pavillion, it is situated in the inner court of the museum. After dipping into the inaccessible space of the fist part of work the viewer walks down to the inner court and enters a pavillion extecting to see a telescope. But in the pavillion there is an «intrascope» — mirrorlike well where the viewer sees himself as a borderline between macrocosm and microcosm, he sees himself and everything around as a consequence of a Big Bang.

See info about this work on the website of Metenkov’s House Museum

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