Supported by PRO ARTE Foundation and CYLAND Media Art Lab
Garbage dumps seem like great works of the collective unconscious: they hypnotize and amaze us with their enormous size. But all these tons of garbage eat away at the body of the Earth like cancerous tumors. They must be eliminated. Irina Geints’ great-grandmother was a healer and cast spells to drive out illnesses and heal people’s bodies. Can a celestial body — our planet — also be healed in this way? Perhaps we simply need a spell on a cosmic scale. What if we send this disease to the center of our gallery — to the Sagittarius A black hole?
Irina Heinz works with photography, text, sculpture and video. Investigates themes of memory, relations with non-human subjects, recording and comprehending everyday life by post-documentary means. Graduated from the School for Young Artists of the PRO ARTE Foundation (2021) and the Photographic Academy of Documentary and Art Photography (2021). Graduated from the Russian State Pedagogical University with a degree in Literature and Literary Editing (2014) and the Master's program at the Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University (2016). Lives and works in St. Petersburg.