Ecological Entanglements

Through an investigation of ecological interactions, Grey to Blue focuses on the exploration of colour and its spatio-temporal dynamics, to reconsider its perceptual boundaries in search of new possibilities. A series of abstract interactions are presented through sculptural, photographic, moving image and sound based works, to draw attention to ecological […]

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Yulia Kovanova

Grey to Blue – moving image and performance piece

Grey to Blue offers to reconsider spatial and perceptual boundaries. How might the notions of place be reformulated if the borders are fluid and everchanging? The experimental film is created together with sound artist Eleni-Ira Panourgia, and performed with poet Patrick James Errington.

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PLASTIC MAN, 2017

Experimental documentary short film, premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 and nominated for BAFTA Scotland 2017. Breaking from daily reality, a man transforms into Plastic Man – armed with chemicals, ready to set landscape on fire. Is he the destroyer of Nature, or the voice of its resilience? […]

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Plastic Man, 2017, short film by Yulia Kovanova

TONN at Aichi Triennale 2016, Nagoya, Japan

TONN (meaning ‘wave’ in Scottish Gaelic) is a light, sound and poetry installation in the city centre of Nagoya, at the Oasis 21 transport interchange. This multi-media public art piece brings the experience of Scottish waves translated through the movement of light, poetry and sound, to create a performance that […]

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Three Times to the Moon and Back

Exploring the life of something other-than-human offers an opportunity to get closer to the intricate balance of natural forces on which life is built. Yulia was commissioned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to create bird sculptures to be placed on a wildlife reserve to attract a colony […]

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DOT

DOT is a transitional space that plays with the boundaries of perception. It is created by artists Yulia Kovanova and Kenny Lam in collaboration with sound artist Lars Koens as an atmospheric space somewhere between wakefulness and dreaming, as a compelling experience of the ‘uncanny’; of the familiar yet incongruous, a […]

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Animot

An exhibition of work by MA/MFA students in Art, Space & Nature at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh: Russell Beard Yulia Kovanova Olivia Tutton & Alex Hackett Will Urmston This exhibition is a result of a research project initiated by Ronald Binnie exploring alternatives to anthropocentric culture […]

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Animot

a leaf, a dream

Yulia and Yurika had never met before, and they wouldn’t ever have if they had different names, looks, or chosen occupations. Yet, the similar sounding names, similar body build and similar occupation was enough of a premise for them to be introduced through a collaborative art project. They agreed to monitor transformations […]

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a leaf, a dream

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016

Circumpolar installation has been created for the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016 and is on show from 4th until 9th April 2016 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). Circumpolar explores the act of migration along with the idea of borders and boundaries through the life of an incredible bird – the Arctic […]

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