Film and Video art
In my 25 years long artistic practices, I do explore the field of visual art.
My creative profile consists of diverse genres and visual techniques: imaginative photography, cinematographic poetry, documentaries, short fiction films, experimental non-narrative video; as well as spatial installations formed of various objects sound collages, still and moving images.
I have particularly inherited from the “Kino-Eye” group the lyrical use of a documentary footage when I’m clipping and assembling my works.
Nevertheless, in the time of ubiquitous media, interpretations of shared historical events, ideals about one’s identity, and notions of right and wrong across time and space, the utility of my approach seems to fall into question.
Apparently I’ve become more interested in subjects that are imagined rather than directly observable. When I work visionary, particularly with my favorite media – the Super8 film, I recall my other big inspirations – the French impressionist cinema of the 1920s and Sergey Paradjanov’s spiritual, poetical and highly artistic films.
Thus, when some of my works are reflections on the historical and contemporary social processes passed through the prisms of my artistic perception; my other works seek to represent the intersections between daily life practices and the imagined connections, and to draw out their metaphysical ramifications.
By using photography, film and video as a mean or a tool, I wish to become an intermediary transmission for the future generations and the universal harmony.
Member of NBK, BOA, FONO
Planned projects and exhibitions
Mars Flashes of Persia, Munich, Germany
Mai The Sun Monopoly, Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany
Nov. Samsara-Vertigo, “Abstraction in avant-garde”, Kuryokhin Center, St.Petersburg, Russia. http://www.kuryokhin.net/page7818991.html
Dec. Screening of selected film work and the artist-talk at the Kunstnernes hus kino, Oslo. https://kunstnerneshus.no/kino/filmer-av-dimitri-lurie-med-live-score
Dimitri Lurie is a St. Petersburg born (1970) visual artist who relocated to Oslo at the end of 90th due to his new status as a guest artist at the Norwegian Fine Art Academy and a teacher in film at the Oslo Photo Art School.
Working individually and collaboratively Lurie has created various experimental, documentary and short films along with still photography and video installations. His artwork has been on display around the globe and received a number of awards including one at the National Art Exhibition’ 2007 (120. Høstutstillingen).
As a curator and promoter he stands behind series of international contemporary art exhibitions, film programs and concerts.
Dimitri Lurie’s latest works were recently presented at the Kunstnernes Hus Kino and Deichman Grunerløkka in Oslo. These days he works on new projects at his studio in Tøyen.
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