According to the ancient legend, there were some magic islands in Space that could accumulate
layers of memory from each person on the Earth and keep them until they burned up, passing
through the atmospheric layers. Someone might get lucky and meet with his Past, Present and
Future at the same time, while others would remain in the dark until the end.
What would happen to us if we were to find ourselves on an Island where we could see in one
place all the important fragments of our everyday reality, the transparent flow of the details of
life, linked by historical threads, transitions, geophysical locations and personal precious
In the video-installation Shifting ground, she combines architecture from the countries where she has
lived over the last few years: Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Italy. The flow of images is overlapping,
transforming and mixing the space, creating an architectural river, slow waterfalls of windows and doors,
people’s places, and Tatiana’s own personal spaces. Memory removes unnecessary details, creating
accents at the most important moments of what constructs the mental map of locations.
The sound was made in collaboration with Swedish sound-artist David Heikkinen by reading the frequency
of images in a software program and transforming them into a wave audio-segment.
Tatiana Stadnichenko is a Russian artist, recently graduated from the Bergen Academy of Art in Norway.
Her work explores the physical and mental boundaries of public spaces through architectural details,
stored in our collective memory. She examines how the moving images of urban places can act as abstract
contemplations of spaces. She investigates how urban landscapes are shaping our identity, lifestyle, and
behavior in the historical point of time when migration, nomadism, globalization, and the mix of nations
are reaching a critical point.
For last two years her projects had been screening in Sweden, Norway, Canada, USA, Russia, Finland, Italy