About This Project

Mane Hovhannisyan


Hovhannisyan started the photographic series “Blue Sun” in June 2020, with the support of the “Multimedia Lab Grant” in Tbilisi. 

The main idea of her photo series is to help to change the perception of contemporary dance as well as of a female body as an instrument of art in Armenian society. In this context, she shows through her photos the work of Hasmik Tangyan, the founder of “CoChoLab Armenia” (Contemporary Choreography Lab), a contemporary dancer and performer in Armenia, who tries to develop the scene of contemporary choreography through teaching and research.

The title “Blue Sun” is a sort of alternative method of narrative. The photo story contains some allusions about the atmosphere of the film “Solaris” by Andrei Tarkovsky, as well as general about the Soviet epoch.

Moreover, the bluish photos reflect the mood of the novel “Solaris” by Stanislaw Lem, from which it has got the title “Blue Sun”.

This photo is the entrance to her inner world and the vision of the story through the prism of her eye.





4th edition