GULNUR MUKAZHANOVA

“Fals Hope or Moment of the Present”




The “False Hope or Moment of the Present” is a metaphor for the disjunction between the visible world, or presentable ideal and the reality. This is a reflection of our society, which interacts in invisible forms of communication. In this series, the bright patterns symbolize the “Dialogue”, producing as positive and negative information and a discourse. After that, they transforming through multiplications into an abstract form, the space of which is becoming as a self-evident, universal-natural behavior, of endless iterance, which leads us into delusion.


The works made up of very bright, shining fabrics from Central Asia. These types of fabrics are often used as gifts during weddings and other celebrations in Kazakhstan, but often just passed from hands to hands, because even though they are bright, they are not particularly practical. Therefore gifts, just like exchange of information in the modern world, often become superficial and illusionary.


The Compositions of works cut up from different fabrics, subsequently transform into a new shape and are fixed to each other only with pins. Needles symbolize instability, inconstancy, collapse, and shiny fabrics are the meaning of false hope. This is, for example, how beautiful facades of houses are built in Kazakhstan, but inside the quality is terrible.


The fabrics attracts with its brightness and brilliance, creating a special dazzling atmosphere in which it is difficult to pay attention to the fabric itself, that is, to "Reality" and to peer into each individual pattern, that is, to "Meaning."