Allegoria Sacra

AES+F   |   2011-2013   |   5 min   |   Excerpt

Third part of The Liminal Space Trilogy


HD video installation (5-, 3-, and 1-channel versions)


This piece by AES+F takes the Italian Renaissance art piece Allegoria Sacra in order to show a modern representation of perjury. There are political and religious tones but there is not an overt statement trying to be made. AES+F are asking their audience to take a deeper look at how we see the Western and Eastern worlds, and how all people are judged.

First formed as AES Group in 1987 by Arzamasova, Evzovich, and Svyatsky, the collective became AES+F when Fridkes joined in 1995. AES+F work at the intersection of traditional media, photography, video and digital technologies. They define their practice as a kind of "social psychonalysis" through which they reveal and explore the values, vices and conflicts of contemporary global culture.

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