London central saint martins college
Alisa Aistova
Dysfunction
An important topic for me - mental transformation of a person, internal state and work with unspoken, an attempt to visualize internal psychological conditions and heavy feeling.
The question that occupies my mind how much our dark, complex facet shapes us and how this side is shaped by our environment. It seems important to me to draw attention to such a study of oneself when we are alone with ourselves.
The questions that holds me and on which I want to inspire the viewer to reflect - is how does our social environment shape us? How does our personality forms a tension with the environment? Can social isolation (natural, artificial or forced) lead to irreversible changes in thinking and perception? How our psyche is transformed by the states of an obsessive neurosis? How much does our personality forms a deep, hidden side?
In other words, what is the relationship between an environment, our conscious self and our unconsciousness.


Sculpture #1
Part of Gaslight Project

Isolation
I feel a real need to encourage an audience to think.
How much social isolation (natural, artificial or forced, leading to a refusal to observe social rituals) can lead to irreversible changes in thinking and perception and corporeality, as consequences? How does our psyche and physical state are transformed by the states of an obsessive neurosis?.
I feel a real need to encourage an audience to think. Trying to immerse them in a state, a feeling is what I strive for. I do not want my work to present another form of beauty or harmony, but for me it's important to disturb the viewer, absorb him, shock him and make him feel uncomfortable, turn to his own hidden thoughts, which he did not want to. The questions I work with are largely personal, tabooed, or ignored - I want to draw attention to them.

medium photography
used materials projector, wires, tape, wood panel, iphone's camera, printed photo




Imsomnia
For me it is important to test and explore the creative possibilities and limits of photography.
I consider the broadest applications of image and material, an experiment is a very important part of my work. The more unexpected is an outcome, the better.



medium photography
used materials building wall isolation (found on the street), iphone's camera




Gaslight effect
How much does our personality forms a deep, hidden side?
The questions that holds me and on which I want to inspire the viewer to reflect - is how does our social environment shape us?
This work is uniquely linked to me with sexual violence, and we can definitely refer it to bodily factors. in this context, I'm not talking about sudden rape, but about the need to go through certain sexual rituals against your will but to match a certain position in society (first sex, sex in a couple without mutual desire, etc.) Ritual of sexuality and sexualization, the need to go through this ritual in order to correspond to certain concepts in society.



medium photography
used materials clay, walls, projector, iphone's camera




To consider the widest applications of images and material within a culture that focuses on photography, thinking through documentation, advertising, personal remembering, public image, the object of expression, and then asking how these uses affect our perception of photographic culture - is really interesting.






Inquietude (study)
Studies of the relationship between photography, video and the object are occupied by me.
I like to compare, explore the relationship within an image in the photo, try to create a feeling. The fact that I used the projector in work - added additional layering in the creation of the object.





medium photography
used materials clay, plastic, projector, iphone's camera, wood panel




Borders
The questions I work with are largely personal, tabooed, or ignored.
I devote almost all of my work to the study human boundaries and transitional states, mutations, injuries and suppressed desires. In the center of my work there are always transformations, mental and physiological. Insanity, psychic transformation, obsessive neurosis, melancholy, rejection, anguish, fear, loneliness, violence (psychological and sexual), isolation, death and desire of it.





medium photography
used materials wood panel, acryl, iphone's camera, printed photo




Untitled
further
I want to continue working on the project further, I see a lot of ideas for development and possible implementation, another one is working with a video projector. I attended a theater performance, where screens and a portable projector were used, It would be interesting for me - to create a video or shoot live. Studies of the relationship between photography, video and the object are occupied by me, I want to experiment as much as possible within the framework of the actual topic for me - Mental dysfunction.


medium photography
used materials iphone's camera




Evening standart
awakening the sexual context
In this work, I studied the transformation of meaning by mixing the associative series of a particular object with the associative series of an action that creates an unexpected superposition with a recognizable meaning. In this case, the secondary associations that are associated with the action itself are transferred to the superposition that appears. The name of the work finally fixes this effect and creates an integral stable connection of the used images and their associative series.


medium photography
used materials resine gloves, acryl, ink, glass bottle, iphone's camera


Untitled
research
I used the research in two directions - to study the transformations of the psyche and to study the methods that are used to show and express a particular state.



medium photography
used materials photo from fashion magazine, t-shirt, iphone's camera, wood panel




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