One more storage with blue light

Installation — mixed media 2021 Work is about subjective preservation of the since and human nature. Made after 7 days of discussion with museum workers from the conservation department, with an extremely high level of «saving» instinct for trophy animals after hunting…

Exo-grave

Exo-grave — ceramic, 180х75cm Series: Museum of rituals Series of ceramic objects, combined with organic forms, with a a lot og holes in it for insects or souls…

The Moth and The Bat Flying to The Light

Video installation — 10 min (3 and 1 channel version) ‘The Moth and The Bat Flying to The Light’ is an artistic project telling the story of the Other from the perspective of human and animal. The artist is interested in the limits of ‘one’s own’ and ‘someone else’s’ as well as the mechanism of

Health catcher totem

Purposeful mystification of the boundaries between scientific history collections and religion – in this case with a deliberate focus on rituals. The sculptural objects on display are reminiscent of orthodox religious iconography. Yet, when presented in an idiomatic academic system of collection display, the significance of the work shifts from the objects themselves and their

Performance moth and bat

The Moth and the Bat Flying to the Light». The artist explores the subject of the “other” and the friend/foe limits. He is concerned to know how these statuses come to be in society – both in terms of social interaction and physical.  As the name of the project implies, the starting points for the

The snake and the bat are girlfriends of the octopus

3 chanal video installation, 2019-2021 The artist explores the theme of the «Other,» self-identity, ecology, and foreignness, reflecting on the processes of distance production in society as well as in nature, gender, and body. Artist/Director — Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov Performers: Dmitriy Staev, Ivan Steindgud Camera: Pavel Ilillev, Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov. Sound: Alexey Kokhanov Editing: Rubeza Velkov Supported

Museum of rituals #15-#20

Purposeful mystification of the boundaries between scientific history collections and religion – in this case with a deliberate focus on rituals. The sculptural objects on display are reminiscent of orthodox religious iconography. Yet, when presented in an idiomatic academic system of collection display, the significance of the work shifts from the objects themselves and their

Trans-Siberia

Trans-Siberia 2019The artist researches manmade natural reservations; national parks, zoos, enclosures and aquariums. These repositories with their “live contents” represent a model of the human strife to dominate nature and have total control over it. In the completely transparent environment of an aquarium or a terrarium, its inhabitants have no opportunity to hide, with zoos

Exo-ark

Exo-ark, 2019  Video, 8′, mixed media installation. Dimensions variable. Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov studies the relationships between man and nature, science and ritual. The pursuit of immortality originated the practice of ritual mummification, the physical preservation of human bodies. In order to document knowledge about nature, humans invented the technique of taxidermy to preserve animal bodies. Fedotov-Fedorov

Empty museums

Artist collecting empty spaces in the vitrine of Natural History Museums around the world (Russia, France, UK, Netherlands, Slovenia and etc). He printed these photos at the size of real vitrines and put them in big frames witch looks like vitrine itself. For artists tried to deconstruct the colonial idea of Museums of Nature History

Exo-roots

Installation, based on problems of the cycle of water and global warming. A new relationship between different species — cooperation, parasitism, symbiosis. and collective thinking.

Centaurs of the War

Centaurs of the War 2019 Horseshoes welded on steel. During the World War II, 3 000 soldiers enter to a small village. At the time, the village was inhabited only by children and the elderly because everyone left to the war and also most of the animals were confiscated, only one very old horse still

Museum of rituals #7-#14

Purposeful mystification of the boundaries between scientific history collections and religion – in this case with a deliberate focus on rituals. The sculptural objects on display are reminiscent of orthodox religious iconography. Yet, when presented in an idiomatic academic system of collection display, the significance of the work shifts from the objects themselves and their

Milkmaids

Milkmaids 2018-2019 These pictures I found in the archive of the museum of zoology in Moscow, were used for propaganda of the Soviet system’s agricultural prowess. Several exhibitions were created to celebrate the best milkmaids of the USSR. In this particular exhibition there was album composed of the best milkmaids that included their name, the

Museum of rituals

Purposeful mystification of the boundaries between scientific history collections and religion – in this case with a deliberate focus on rituals. The sculptural objects on display are reminiscent of orthodox religious iconography. Yet, when presented in an idiomatic academic system of collection display, the significance of the work shifts from the objects themselves and their

Museum of rituals #1 — #6

Purposeful mystification of the boundaries between scientific history collections and religion – in this case with a deliberate focus on rituals. The sculptural objects on display are reminiscent of orthodox religious iconography. Yet, when presented in an idiomatic academic system of collection display, the significance of the work shifts from the objects themselves and their

Poisons museum

Poisons Museum At the moment, I am very depressed about the situation in Russia, both political and scientific. The church is interferes with science more and more, HIV dissidence and pseudoscience are flourishing. Plunging into the Middle Ages, even educated people are affected by this influence. Poisons Museum is dedicated is about the problem of

Preservation instinct

The main motif of Fedotov-Fedorov’s art is the use of natural scientific knowledge. The artist adopts its main characteristics: the depiction of biological processes and forms from the cell to the habitat, linguistic features and ways of presenting knowledge (formulas, drawings, and so on), methodological principles and types of representation (entomological collections, card catalogues). With

7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art

The works of Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov were presented in the exposition of the Main Project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art «Clouds⇄Forests» Curator — Yuko Hasegawa. The project include works from diffrent periods but all of th works are about reletionship between nature and human and since and ritual.