The Proof of Quality

2015, installation

I put next to each other the montage of scenes from horror films and drawings of students Academy of Fine Arts from the beginning of 19th century. In the montage, I focused on an explicit violent scenes, which demonstrate skills of the film’s special effects craft. Most difficult and the most valuable special-effects shots are the scenes featuring excision of the eye. With the drawings I have chosen similar approach, and I have tried to find the areas, where the author wanted to demonstrate his proficiency. Eventually I have found them in the failed sections, because they represent the most difficult segments of the drawings.