Briefly describe the work you do.
My work is the air between the temporal architecture and artistic philosophy with the theme of instability and rethinking of the urban space and human actions there. One of my theses for research is «How does an increase in the speed of life and perception of human information on memory and other vital processes» and «What happens in the moment when form ceases to be form and becomes space». Last 2 years I`ve been working a lot with public-art with an aim of Reassessment of the spaces. I`m interested in the idea that a huge volume can be occupied by something which has effectively no weight
Tell us a little about your background and how that influences you as an artist.
I was born in a little city in the Siberia and since childhood I used to live in a huge vast. With my grandfather in the summer we walked in the endless fields and forests. May be that`s the one of reasons why I prefer to work with a big spaces or on the streets and public spaces with a nature.
The concept of the “artist studio” has a broad range of meanings, especially in contemporary practice. The idea of the artist toiling away alone in a room may not necessarily reflect what many artists do from day to day anymore. Describe your studio practice and how it differs from (or is the same as) traditional notions of “being in the studio.
I have a quite nomadic lifestyle. Last year I changed my country 3 times (with some residences). Now I`m doing MFA in the Bergen Art Academy and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. The studio space for me just a place for to make sketches and reading a books, it`s good for to focus.
What unique roles do you see yourself as the artist playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?
The artist for me it’s not just a creator – it`s a person, who can make a difference in the environment, who can change the areal of his habitat through the some dialogue with people.
I like to measure the depth of human perception there are a lot of layers of meanings, in the every my work. I try to dip myself and people to unusual environment, for expose some factors which is not possible to see in everyday life.
When do you find is the best time of day to make art? Do you have time set aside every day, every week or do you just work whenever you can?
I prefer wake up early for to catch some fresh air and ideas. It`s easy for me in the morning to read conceptual books, which inspired my ideas for projects. And I love quiet and dark evenings for sketches and practical work.
How has your work changed in the last five years? How is it the same?
Last 2 years I worked a lot with public-art and temporal installations. Now I started to use more video-projections, it`s new tool for my space-transformative ideas.
Are there people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers or even pop icons that have had an impact on the work you do?
Contemporary philosophy and sociology is the base for my projects. In my last works I worried about speed of information, and an increase speed of life, which transforms our reality. The books for inspirations was «Liquid modernity» by Z. Bauman, «The visual machine» by Paul Virilo and some books of A. Bergson
If you had an occupation outside of being an artist, what would that be and why?
I would like to work with music and sounds. I don`t want to have the classical music education, but I love to feel and improvise. I`m enjoyed to work in collective, with collaborations with another people, what is quite difficult when you are an artist.
Tatiana Stadnichenko is a Russian artist, currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden (MFA). She has 2 lines in her art practice now. The first one is a work in the public space, and the second is installations from temporal materials with video-projections.
It doesn’t really matter where you showed your art-works. It`s more important who you are like a person and how do you share your inner wisdom.
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