The authors of the project:
Svetlana Nikolaenko, Stanislav Knop, Varvara Kosenko
Getting started to shoot Anikushin's Studio we wanted to express not only the visual look of the building: the constructional frame, textures, light, play of light
and shadow, - but it's influence, power impact to the museum's guests. The historic fate and the peculiar building's function have left the traces on it's architectural image. Trying to convey the atmosphere and vibes we were searching
for the methods and techniques which defines the Studio's character.
On one hand it is a Magic House of a True Artist, where he lived and worked, realized his ideas. The "Around the World" paper sculpture exhibition has helped us discover this image of a miracle: what is it if not a miracle – an Idea, Action, Realization,
Piece of Art, - which outlives it's creator? Only due to this the Studio still has been living.
On the other hand it is a building hidden from passers' eyes in Vyazemsky Garden
at Petrogradskaya side, a haven of silence and peace. Rare visitors, lonely sculptures, technical cold light, time seems to pause here – everything is in the rigid sphenoid structure with the immense face windows permitting the diffused northern light through. The building seems to breathe but it's not able to get anybody. Till now
it remains unappreciated, undiscovered treasure of our city.
We attempted to put these associations to our work. The child's view that is naïve, pure, warmth, dreamy and the adult's one being logical, reasonable, experienced, rational, strict, together unite these different visual and sense images of Anikushin's Studio.