Pravdoliub Ivanov

Hand Print, 2000

two color photos
50 x 75 cm each
edition 3+1AP


The refrigerator of Pravdoliub Ivanov seen in the photos was not intentionally emptied. There was almost nothing in it so the author decided to melt the ice in the fridge chamber with his own hand and made photo documentation in two steps. As matter of fact, the imprint of a human hand is one of the oldest artefacts, about 37,000 years BC. This reference is important for getting to the matter like domestic (personal, hidden) – exposed (shown, not personal), comfort – soreness (discomfort), art – non art, that the two simple snapshots tries to evoke.