I think that I have been influenced by the internet from an early age, and it was a gateway to other interests such as art cinema and music. But nature continues to fascinate me, and I make sure to spend time outdoors, walking my dog for example. Nature in the North is quite idiosyncratic: there are large urban areas but also fields, rivers with dark waters, and endless woods.
Sofya Skidan is an artist who works with installation, performance, sculpture and video. She explores ways of perceiving the world as information, questions about intuition and transformations, reflections on speculative history, and the spectator’s visionary experience. Her work is a site-specific installation, in which artifacts of post-digital reality are combined with elements of a lost natural landscape, and Eastern spiritual practices with modern Western critical theory, reflecting the problems of our time. Tapping into the complexities of postcontemporary, Skidan raises questions around updated understandings of human and non-human identity within today’s technogenic culture in the anthropocene.
Sofya Skidan graduated from Saint-Petersburg University of Cinematography and Television in 2018 and Rodchenko art school in 2017.