Born in Moscow (Russian Federation), 1973Lives & works in Moscow (Russian Federation) Very active in: 90s, 2000s, Current decadeRepresentative galleries:Anita Beckers
Video Art Works
Wie heisst dieser Platz? (2006)
Several gifts for Oleg (1997)
In his videoworks Victor Alimpiev combines elements of diverse artistic genres like painting, theatre, dance and music with the moving image. The human substance that seldom performs as individuals but mostly as a group of people in Alimpiev works, becomes a moldable mass formed to a living sculpture, which reacts to its surrounding space. The movements of the mass in the space are defined by the repetition of monotone gestures, whose function seems familiar, but are subordinated to the dramaturgy of the moving image and are isolated from its context.
'What is important is that the immobility of a sculpture is a tense immobility, the eternal moment of the sculpture is something slightly stretched, like trembling. For example, lyrical trembling, trembling before discomfort.'