“Provmyza” art group
Artists of the PROVMYZA art group work in various genres: video art, experimental cinema, photography, installation, performance. The video work “Eternity” (2011) was shown in the “CinemaXXI” section of the 7th Rome Film Festival.
This piece is part of a video trilogy reflecting different concepts of time. Eternity is one of the “impossible” epistemological categories, but the culture endlessly appeals to it through the “immortality” of art, its recurring, religious subjects. In the work, artists rethink the utterance of Heraclitus of Ephesus: "Eternity is a playing child." The little girl’s figure moves through the post-industrial, endless and hostile landscape, confronts it and symbolizes the painful act of determining one’s place in eternity, life under the destructive impulses of space. She endlessly throws a stone — it is a performative practice of fixing traces of one's memory in this landscape. The communication of the character with this phantasmagoric reality occurs through crying — the very first signal of the appearance of the body, the invocation to nothingness. The space of the film is simultaneously alien and sensually experienced in the physical transition of the heroine. So, Eternity becomes a landscape with which Life creates a dialogical relationship, fights and triumphs in its constant transcendental movement, and there is just one moment remaining for death.