A personal exhibition of Arsen Revazov “4D” at Triumph gallery in Moscow.
15.10.2015 – 08.11.2015.
On 15 October the 4D exhibition by artist Arsen Revazov will open at Triumph Gallery in Moscow as part of the Parallel Programme of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Arsen Revazov has added double exposure to his own classical technique— photography in invisible light (infrared film and special filter). The same negative is used to consecutively shoot two frames, whose subject matter is linked.
Arsen seeks to understand how our world would appear from the perspective of the fourth dimension. Mathematically it can be projected onto a surface using several different methods, and double exposure offers the best results in terms of visibility.
It was as far back as the end of the 19th century, when learned members of society were introduced to higher dimensions thanks to the discoveries made by Bernhard Riemann and Nikolai Lobachevsky, and writers, artists and poets actively started to conduct research into this new reality. Theologians also latched on the issue and stated that God was invisible, as he existed in such higher dimensions. Modern physics, especially string theory, holds that there are no less than 10 dimensions in our world – nine spatial dimensions and one temporal.
Arsen Revazov notes: “When I added double exposure to the infrared light (at the time I was travelling around Italy), I suddenly realised how one fourth dimension would look. And this is why I believed that this was important: what if the theologians were right and God actually lived in the fourth dimension? Surely it would be fascinating to know how our world looked to him?……”
The exhibition consists of 27 works. They were all shot using an Alpa SWA camera with Schneider Super Angulon 5.6/38mm, Super-Angulon XL 65.6/58mm and Apo-Helvetar 5.6/120mm lenses on negative infrared films Efke IR 820 and Rollei Infrared 120mm, printed on classical photographic paper and executed using Triasec technology.