‘ZA GARAZHAMI. Option 1’
8×8 2/3”, ink-jet print, 76 pages
The series results from 2 ½ years of observing the area of 80×80 meters located in between residential blocks in a non-central neighbourhood of Moscow. The name ZA GARAZHAMI (literally: “behind car-shelters”) originates from the initial subject of the survey, a small plot of land behind two tin car shelters, with which Russian city-scape is littered in abundance. While the area of interest gradually grew to constitute the mentioned dimensions, the name persisted as a phrase perfectly transmitting the sensation of a “non-place” offering one the indulgence of social extra-territoriality.
The book presents pictures in their variety avoiding serialisation or concentrating on any particular subject, just giving a slight preference to a few recurring scenarios.