International Festival "Kukart-4", Zapasny
Palace, Tsarskoe Selo
Window, 4 photographs 60x80, scotch tape, monitor, audio tape.
“Work by Elizaveta Morozova ranges similar. She is also interested
in engaging the context to the maximum; however the accents here
are placed somewhat differently. The artist doesn’t just appropriate
the space, but rather tries to dissolve in it, in this way showing
the woman face of this same strategy. When she partially covers
the palace window with the photograph taken from the same window,
she questions the relationship between the real and imaginary
which is very relevant in the context of Tsarskoe Selo topography
– a deception in itself.
Catherine Park was created from the design by architect Rasterelli
in the so-called English style. It is a fanciful play between
the real and the artificial dramatized by three hundred years.
However the opposition “real / non-real” is not enough for Morozova,
and she increases the ambiguity of her gesture by adding to the
installation a monitor showing the same view. This creates an
additional tension between the essentially identical pictures,
or perhaps it’s better to say between the three absolutely different
“Kukart – IV, Tsarskoe Selo”, Bogdan Mamonov, “Moscow
Art Magazine”, ¹26-27, 1999, ð.81.