Support: 'Relaxing Chamber' by Aleksei Kazantsev

The dark soul of the dienacht is back with ‘Relaxing Chamber‘
by Aleksei Kazantsev. The book release is scheduled for November 2022.
But in anticipation of it you can get collectible limited edition prints from the book, produced in special techniques exclusively for this release.
And also support the publication!


Relaxing Chamber is a continuously developing series of photographs that revolves around one common theme: the idea of consciousness in humans and animals. The images are motifs of human faces and animal forms, often not immediately recognisable. There are claws and tentacles, thrusting out, stiffened, at rest. And there are people, surrounded by a black void, some seemingly asleep, some in an ecstatic trance, others in contemplation. The project circles around the human psyche and concerns the archetypal symbolism of animals in collective unconscious memory, altered states of consciousness in trance and hypnosis, and related phenomena such as feelings of euphoria, isolation and dissociation in everyday life.

"Relaxing Chamber" (entomological term) is a container which has a very high humidity. When insects are dead long before pinning, rigor mortis develops, often resulting in body distortion. In such cases, a “relaxing chamber” is used to make them flexible.

Aleksei Kazantsev (Slutsk, Belarus, 1975) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. He studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. His work was exhibited in various galleries across Europe: - Belgium (Pulsar, LWM18, National 55, Archiraar Gallery, Liège Photobook Festival, L'image sans nom, PAK-Gistel) - UK (pic.london festival, The Minories Galleries) - Poland (Fundacia Villa Sokrates).

In September and October we’ll be offering collectible prints that can be purchased within one week. All prints are in various unconventional techniques. Of course it’s possible to get one, two or none, but if you get all of them, you basically get a unique Special Edition set of the book Relaxing Chamber. All items are numbered and limited. They won't be available afterwards and are printed in special techniques exclusively for this book release.

The first collectible item is the print below "Relaxing Chamber #416". Printed with silver ink on Fedrigoni ultra black paper. There are only 40 available. 15 x 21 cm, black border, each signed and numbered on the back. The print is available within 1 week: from 15 to 23 September.

Collectible print #1 printed silver on black paper.

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