INVISIBLE FORMS

2010–2015

Invisible Forms is based on the transformation of something usually invisible and ephemeral into its opposite – something heavy and massive. Kadyrova gives physical form to rays of light and shadows, fashioning them from cement. Lamps, video-cameras, headlights, security cameras, electric sockets and light switches – all these devices emit light waves or cast shadows that are rarely registered by our consciousness. Yet this invisibility is quite illusory because these devices actually invade our lives with significant consequences ranging from the positive lighting of dark spaces to threatening interference in a person’s private sphere.

The individual objects of Invisible Forms are formed inside the exhibition space, taking into consideration its architectural features designed to emphasize the imaginary invisibility of light and shadow. So, for example, when making the work for the exhibition center Le Moulin outside Paris, Kadyrova took into account the narrow corridors of the former old factory, especially suited for such large-scale cement installations that clutter the passages and obstruct movement, thus highlighting the relentless presence of “invisible forms.”

© Тексты о работах: Олена Червонык, Виталий Атанасов

© Дизайн: Денис Рубан 

© Переводы: Лариса Бабий,

Екатерина Кочеткова, Марьяна Матвейчук,

Куролай Абдухаликова

FORM OF LIGHT 2010