VALENTYN ODNOVIUN

ARCHITECTURE OF EVIDENCE

11. 9. – 20. 10. 2019

The project “Architecture of Evidence” presents abstract-like photographs taken in prisons of former oppressive regimes in Eastern Europe. These prisons were used for political and war prisoners, and objectionable “unwanted” people for their dissent and “anti-ideological” activities. The series show how images can become evidence of an event and create a paradoxical perception. They call into question the relation between what we see and what we perceive before the act of recognition. These photographs, as patterns and traces, emphasize the borders of human perception and where the consequences of human action meet reason. Actual photographs are both documentary and subjective, they embody real traces of events, objects and memories, serving as platforms for imagining them in a more interpretative and conceptual form. Historical origins influence us more than most of us realize, they are a part of our surroundings, our logic, and what makes sense when we put them together.

Valentyn Odnoviun (1987), Ukrainian living in Lithuania. Graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Photography and Media Arts (MA), and Theory and History of Arts (MA). Studied at art academies in Poland and Germany. Currently writing PhD dissertation on Theory and History of Arts at the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. Valentyn was awarded at festivals around the world including New Zealand, USA and many other countries in Europe. www.odnoviun.com