26.02 - 28.02.21
For the IN THE CLOSET⃣ exhibition, Vsevolod Kovalevskij is premiering a video installation titled "Serpents of Knowledge" (2021), which is part of series of three works “The Cosmic Serpent” (2019-2020), "Licker"(2021) belonging to the project "Wash Up, Wash Down" (2020 - ongoing).
Inspired by the research on the use of various tactics of cover-ups, censorship, fake news, the culture of distraction, camouflage, biblical mythology and fear of snakes, in his installations Vsevolod is interested in how these acts of "washing down" are forming the psyche of society. By combining moving images of biological origins, soft metals, communication devices, he creates "creatures" called Serpents of Knowledge, that invites the spectator to bight into the world illuminated by the pink hue.
Vsevolod Kovalevskij b. 1988 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Lives and works between Vilnius ant Tromsø. He uses architecture, photography, video installations, text and sculpture as research methodologies, that create means to question conditions of realities.
The artist attended the Rupert Educational Program in Vilnius, LT (2014), holds a BA and MA from the Vilnius Academy of Arts (2015), MA from the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Arts (2018) and MA in Artists Film and Moving Image from Goldsmiths University of London (2018).