Tatiana Baganova’s Sepia (2010) is a work capturing the atmosphere of Kōbō Abe’s book Woman in the Dunes. The sand in the piece becomes a symbol of time, the habitat of heroes, and is a symbolic element in the changing of consciousness. The endlessness of the rolling sand is highlighted by the long slow sounds of Avet Terteryan’s symphony. Maple Garden (1999) presents strong, compelling, and mysterious visions. A bare-branched tree, bird sounds, and a man with a large butterfly net are just some of the images that make this work appear part fairytale and part grim dream. Beautiful, if grotesque, and bewitching.
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