- Nationality: Russian
- Period: Contemporary
- Curator: Sonia Becce
- Gallery: Sala Molinos
AES + F is a Russian art collective integrated by: Arzamasova Tatiana (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957) and Vladimir Fridkes (1956).
The group started to work in 1987 as AES and consisted of the first three artists. Photographer Vladimir Fridkes joined them in 1995 and the name of the group changed definitively to AES + F. The artists live and work in Moscow. Their work primarily consists of computer intervened large scale photography and videos developed for multiple channel projection. During their career they also worked on drawing, painting and sculpture.
The Russian collective AES+F has gathered three videos produced between 2005 and 2011 under the title The Liminal Space Trilogy. In keeping with the group’s steadfast intention to shed light on the incongruities of modernity and the paradoxical coexistence of indifference and devotion, the real and the virtual, tradition and rupture, Last Riot, The Feast of Trimalchio and Allegoria Sacra present versions of Hell, Paradise and Purgatory.
The trilogy has no written script; it consists, rather, of improvisation on the basis of a graphic script that makes use of over 100,000 digital images taken in studio. Editing performed after the shoot structures the narrative with a calibrated balance between still and moving images, yielding a magnetic and disconcerting effect furthered by the pulse of the animation, the monumental scale, and music as the sole sound.
21st to 27th May:
1st to 3rd and 8th to 10th June:
The Feast of Trimalchio
15th to 17th and 22th to 24th June: