The article Plastic Choreography or Speaking Body Language is based on the impressions of art critic G.Malaushkina.
Having read this review it’s evident that Malaushkina has a great understanding of Amelkovich’s works. Two quotes that mad me think more indepth about Igor’s work are, “It is not just a reminding that everything of the naked body is worth admiration”. He goes on to write this statement leading into his main article,“We come naked into this world. Then our body is clothed with garments and senses, and cultural codes that makes body language speak obtusely, dimly and false under their weight”. I find this quote really intriguing to think about, as its true clothing does make our body language speak obtusely, it’s Amelkovich’s works that lift body language out from the norm and places it back into the traditional animalistic body language.
- “The ‘Body Language’ exhibition of the photographer Igor Amelkovich is the reminding that body has its own handle and plastique, architectonics and expressiveness; this exhibition is a kind of plastic performance, a story about forms and lines”.
- “The photographer himself told me that he intended to show the natural beauty and expressiveness of the body”.
- “Igor ‘creates’ an individual plastic line for his every model. Like a composer he varies and arranges pose pattern and movements in different combinations, rhythms, rhymes, situations, and theatricalizes new and new ‘stage’ compositions”.
- “Body language and light aura to be the main characters of his plastic performances signifying this or that posture, emotion or feeling”.
- “(their task is to intensify contrast to confront living-nonliving, ‘warm’ – ‘cold’, aggressive-fregile, natural-artificial and to elicit the expressiveness of corporal handle and plastique)”.
- “A peculiar kind of a curtsey to the modern style is the ‘shape pictures’ series with its irrational logic and elastic expressiveness of a graphic silhouette; Body #17 depicts an invitingly fearful collision of elastic, living, smooth and warm flesh with an estrange metal hostility”.
G. Malaushkina’s final paragraph which really encapsulates everything that he is writing about within this article is this quote,“We come naked into this world. Then our body is clothed with garments and senses, and cultural codes that makes body language speak obtusely, dimly and false under their weight. Are we ready to such exposition, to such an uncovering of the inmost secrets? Are we ready to hear the body language? Are we ready to speak body language?!”
Below is the link to Igor Amelkovich’s website where the article can be found along with some of Amelkovich’s images –