Svetlana Ochkovskaya (Portsmouth, United Kingdom): Adapting To The New Reality Of Life Under Lockdown/Inside Space

  • watch: 17th August 2020 at 11 am UTC
  • duration: 6 min

“Social interconnectedness offers human beings a sense of identity and a way to deal with our everyday emotions. The lockdown is a time of great anxiety and uncertainty. We feel the world has changed. Many people are stuck inside their homes and not able to visit other places. Everyday routines are boring and it seems pointless to even do ordinary tasks at home. In Adapting To The New Reality Of Life Under Lockdown I want to make familiar things unfamiliar, to remove normal everyday life experiences, from familiar associations, to turn it over and to displace it. I would like to give an everyday domestic experience a new meaning, in order to change the way we perceive the things around us.”

BIO: I am currently studying MFA Fine Art at the Goldsmiths University of London, having graduated in BA Fine Art from the Southampton Solent University in 2017. I have been shortlisted for Harvest Short Film Competition 2019, Batsford Prize Award 2019, 2017 and for Visual Art Open Prize 2018. I am a finalist of the Journeys Festival International Competition 2018 LookUp, my film Searching for Home has been shown at Aspex Gallery, The Big Screen, No.6 Cinema, Southsea Library and Fratton Park in Portsmouth. Aspex Gallery has nominated me to the shortlist for Platform Graduate Award 2017 and Best Visual Artist Guide Award Portsmouth 2019. ARTIST’S WEBSITE