Location: Derbent, Russia
Artist: Alexander Dyomkin
For: Festival Stena
Address: Primorskaya, 6/1
“The Work is part of a diptych made jointly with Rustam QBic in the city of Derbent, Republic of Dagestan. The main idea was to reveal the theme of the unity of the fundamental natural components – water and mountains (land) through recognizable Dagestani images and draw attention to the beauty of the nature of this place.
The close connection of two natural components is similar to the connection of a man and a woman, in the relationship of which something new is born.
I dedicated my part to women who represent the element of water. Water is emotion. It is plastic, changeable, and often secretive. It is characterized by uncertainty, dreaminess, and softness of expression.
Part of Rustam talks about the male image as a support and soil. The earth and the mountains corresponds to the firmness, strictness, concentration. It is the Foundation of all that is stable and unchangeable. This is a symbol that stands for order.
And so they exist from the beginning of time to the present day, complementing and transforming under the influence of each other.”