The interest of Alyona Larinova’s art practice is built around the interrelations between still and moving imagery, between photography and cinematography. The aim of her art practice is to rethink the understanding of such notions as time, movement and stillness. Through her art works Larinova addresses at contradictions that have always evolved around still and moving imagery, in order to get to their immediate structure and thus understand the limitations and specificity of both photography and cinematography. Her art practice also treats such issues as human body and reflections on our common desire to be different, to stand out of the crowd.
The idea to immerse the viewer in Larinova’s work is at the the forefront, due to the fact that video is so close to the mainstream culture, i.e tv, cinema, advertisement. Thus the artist’s wish was formed to distance herself and the viewer from the world over-saturated with videos and screens, and create a new way if seeing. Larinova’s desire is to counterbalance this situation with her video installations. Rather than being surrounded by video images that are commercially driven, she would like to create work that would be of different nature, with different purpose.