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Irina Zadorozhnaia. The Drill Charted a Point

FotoDepartament Gallery presents the first exhibition in the coming season:

September 27th ­ – November 6th’ 2014

Irina Zadorozhnaia. The Drill Charted a Point and Bore a Hole. Input/Output. Where Is the Creature: Inside or Outside?

(photography, projection, photo book)

Reception: September 27th (Saturday), 18:00
Location: FotoDepartament, 24 Vosstaniya St. / «Fligel» Creative Space / 1st floor

Irina Zadorozhnaia interferes into the thought space by the means of photography, trying to catch the process itself. Photography tries to catch up with the motion, investigating it’s own space and methods of image making. The final mix of abstract and literally read imagery gives birth to a visually saturated attempt to penetrate the essence of thought process and fascinating movement story, which has no answer.

Irina Zadorozhnaia

Eye – conductor. Where does the gaze bring? Watch and see. Where does the seeing happen? And if it happens, it also means it might not happen? This work is the experience of splitting the watching process. I direct the look and run into the horizon. I go back and run into the wall. Unconscious habit of watching. I sweep my glance, appropriate by a look, but come forever late, lose it and break the firm line. To try and grab the visible entirely, allow it to manifest itself, I need to drop out of the habit – to get lost and to lose. ‘The irrevocable split of vision. Close your eyes and watch.’ A paradox for the photographer.
Photo gives an illusion of simultaneity of watching. I look at the thing – the thing looks at me. Do I immediately see what looks at me, or is there a gap? Some kind of buffer zone; a territory in between. Liberty. Nothing has happened until the end yet, but it potentially has millions of opportunities. Or nothing.

Irina Zadorozhnaia

About artist:


2013 – .. FotoDepartament.Institut, curator Nadya Sheremetova (St. Petersburg, Russia)

2011 Petersburg Photo Workshops (St. Petersburg, Russia)

1999 – 2003 Karpenko-Karij Theatre Institute (Kiev, Ukrane)

Group exhibitions:

2014 Institut.Production (Kazan, Russia)

2014 I’mpressed (St. Petersburg, Russia)


2013 The Drill Charted a Point and Bore a Hole. Input/Output. Where Is the Creature: Inside or Outside?

Irina Zadorozhnaia currently lives and works in St. Petersburg.

Irina Zadorozhnaia photobook is available in offline and online FotoDeaprtament bookstore:

Informational support: Be-inThe VillageLook at MeART1


tel.: +7 (901) 301-7994 /e-mail:

All the works, presented on the exhibition, you can buy in FotoDepartamenet Gallery / +7-901-301-7994

Vosstaniya street, 24, 2d yard, ground floor
art-claster “Fligel”
Saint-Petersburg / Russia
tel.: +7-901-301-7994