Sasha Pirogova

Miziano300pxWas born in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow State University (2010). Graduated from Moscow Rodchenko Art School (2014), Video and New media course. The prizewinner at the Extra Short Film Festival ESF (2012), Longlisted for the Kandinsky Prize 2013 in the Young Artist – Project of the year category. In 2014 became a winner of the Innovation Prize in «New generation» category.

Focuses
The artist’s main subject and focus is motion and its capacities. Her works explore the territory between a theatrical play and a ritual, between performativity and dance, which transforms rational movements into metaphors.
The artist is one of the new generation of artists who admit a priori that the total codification of movement using tools documenting reality is already complete, and the task of an artist today is to construct a new sequence of visual codes to be relatively free from interpretations by default. An artist suggests the «insubstantial» and «ephemeral» nature of movement in the 21st century: it bears a potentially infinite plasticity, a capacity to adapt to whatever artistic purpose there might be. Her new personal project has three focal points, which originally drove the creation of the works, namely, text, place, and process.
Text: In the work 3 fragments of the eponymous novel by Vladimir Sorokin are accompanying the ritual motion within an infinite loop.
Place: In the work 2 which was shot during the residency in Leipzig the artist, a physicist by training, gets back to what she had learned: she approaches the video as an illustration of the motion of particles in quantum mechanics.