Anya Palamartschuk

Artwork 2 is Shortlisted!

Bodies of Light

Artwork 2 Details :

In my piece ‘Bodies of Light,’ large swathes of wax and fabric screens are used to create an immersive projection space. I want to experiment with new materials to innovate ways of making projection screens that reference the body. In using these materials on a large-scale, I can fully explore ideas about gender dysphoria, euphoria and social masks. Formed in water, the microcrystalline wax will be the backdrop for the projected film showing water doors and ethereal worlds of water. Wax is a sustainable material that moves in cycles, just like water, just like our bodies or the seasons. This film creates an immersive other-worldly exploration for audiences to connect, ponder and reflect about the body, nature and identity.

Artist/ Collective Bio:

I am a London-based multi-disciplinary artist exploring reflective, immersive, storytelling. I create palimpsests with sound, video, poetry and paint to create rich environments. By combining installation and imagery, I make 2D images into 3D labyrinths of immersive images that abstract the boundaries between digital and physical space, inviting the audience to let their own journeys form. With storytelling, the most personal experiences can also be the most universal, and my installations explore this connection that we all have. I have recently exhibited at Christie’s, Brighton Fringe and Ugly Duck and facilitated workshops at the Tate Modern, LungA Arts festival and Somerset House. I received the Nagoya University Incentive Award 2019 and was short-listed for the New Emergence Art Prize 2021.


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