About the Work
Location One & Two
Total Run Time: 2:12
These very short videos are photography-based animation loops, where movement, time and spatial relationship are defined by the deliberate distortions in the process of blending a photo sequence. The pixels from one image are smoothly dragged and melted into those of the next one. Buildings and objects acquire impossible organic qualities, and the animations become almost sculptural. The affordances of spaces and structures are only dependent on the emotional state of the subject, and on the inner logic, or absurdity of each piece. Through invented and artificial, yet extremely realistic-looking, movements, as well as by changing the perception of time, Davidova searches for hidden patterns and looks into states of mind unconditioned by the “possible.”
About the Artist
Eva Davidova’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at Magnan Projects Gallery, New York; Instituto Cervantes, Sofia, Bulgaria; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain; N2 Gallery in Barcelona, Spain; and many others. She received a 2006 BANCAJA International Contest Award for Digital Art, the 2008 M-tel Award for Contemporary Bulgarian Art and the 2009 Djerassi Honorary Fellowship. In 2009 she participated in the Moscow Biennale and in the Living and Dreaming exhibition at the Bronx Museum, N.Y.