Alexander Chernavskiy - Suite about the end of the world for cello and ukulele. dialogues of Gogo and Didi (II)

Text, photos: Alexander Chernavskiy

Text editor: Galina Anni

Translation: Fiona Chernavskaya

Cover: xochicalco

Special thanks: A.N., A.Z., N.B., E.P.

96 pages (213 photos, 67 dialogues) 

Paper: 160 gr. 


Alexander Chernavskiy - The Glass Bead Game

Big data, neural networks, AI algorithms ... All of this is happening right now, in the world where Castalia province has not been established, the «The Glass Bead Game » has not been invented, the Magister Ludi have never been born. But in this real world of post-human technologies and neutron future, we can play words, science, and human again. This book is a game – and there are rules, there are winners and losers in it. But if you are playing this game and sift through the beads of words, perhaps you are already the winner? In this book, the author used a public online service for generating pseudo-scientific texts by Yandex company. The text given on the cards is a gibberish from 12 areas of science (Astronomy, Geology, Gyroscopy, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Musicology, Political science, Soil Science, Law, Psychology, Country Studies, Physics, Philosophy, Chemistry, Aesthetics). In a number of texts, one can find a minimal author’s editorial correction. The visual component of the game is based on the public image archive (CC0 license), as well as on the author’s imitation of multiple exposure techniques.   

idea: Alexander Chernavskiy

photos and sticker: collage ( content (CC0 license) 

text: generator 

Self-published, first printing 

Printing: 50 copies, 

Edition: standard and collection

68 cards + sticker +cover


Alexander Chernavskiy - Summer book 

Photos: Alexander Chernavskiy 

Text: home archive 

Printing: 60 copies, hand numbered 

 First edition, first printing, self-published 

68 pages size: 

150x200 mm

Alexander Chernavskiy - eBay them all!


shortlisted for Anamorphosis Prize  2017 (NY)

selected for the festival and contest "Direct Look" (contest "Young photography", S-Petersburg) 

selected for photobook exhibition through Athens Photo Festival 2017

For many, the 20th century was a time of iron, darkness, and blood. The world was tested almost to destruction by those who love power above all. Those who could sacrifice others freely and easily. Dictators. A time of fear, death and terrible dreams. Decades of dead bodies and millions of dreadful moments. And now? Today, E-bay hosts a brisk trade in this horror from the past. We race to acquire the busts and autographs of the darkest people from history. A dictator may be a worthwhile purchase — labelled, domesticated and safe? By buying his portrait, do you reduce the presence of the terrible in the world? Or do you buy – and thus share in the grim power of the past, with a taste of cold sweat and grave soil? They say that the world has changed dramatically. Now no one calls for arms and hatred. Now, we all gladly consume. There’s much less time for interrogations, dungeons and prisons.

Buy! Sell! Еbay them all!

Printing: 150 copies, hand numbered,

First edition, first printing. Self-published 

52 pages,  773 photos (mobile phone screenshots), 1 sticker, 1 magnifying glass, 1 additional cover

size: 210×297 mm


Alexander Chernavskiy  - Censored and fuckable

— Единственное, что отделяет нас от животных, — сказала мамуля. 

— У нас есть порнография. 

Чак Паланик. Удушье

 Я так и не мог понять, что в порнографии законно, а что – нет. 

Энди Уорхол, Пэт Хэкетт. Попизм. Уорхоловские 60-е 

 В начале XXI века тело человека оказалось в эпицентре внимания нового мира, который только начал осваиваться на виртуальных просторах нового тысячелетия. В эпоху кризиса всех традиционных религиозных культов, именно тело оказалось новым центром мира, тело стало пьедесталом, инструментом и глиной для культуры и мировоззрения. Тело оживило и бросило вызов моральным основаниям, обнаружило себя перекрестком старых законов и новой этики. Границы возможного не только расширились до предельной наготы, но и вступили в борьбу с канонами допустимых приличий и табу. Эта незримая схватка возможного и обязательного идет прямо сейчас вокруг нас, внутри нас, за нас... Новый мир уже нырнул в мир виртуальной свободы, - и там тело лишилось привычных рамок благовидности и благопристойности. Но в реальности старые присяги приличия остаются в силе, - и они часто требуют к ответу виновных. Сегодня каждый сам может выбрать собственный мир представлений о теле и его свободе, но каждый может оказаться наедине с непониманием и осуждением этого маленького и уютного мира. И все же мы помним, что уже сегодня виртуальные представления о реальности постепенно становятся плотью и судьбой наших собственных тел. Александр Ч.

photos: 56 screenshots 

Printing: 20 copies. Self-published, first edition 

66 pages 


Alexander Chernavskiy - Dialogues of Gogo and Didi 

Text, photos, translation: Alexander Chernavskiy 

Text editor: Galina Anni 

Translation: A. Sergienko, T. Berezina, S. Kurinina, H. Dzhahaf 

Cover, sticker: Varvara Grankova 

Printing: 120 copies, handnumbered. First edition, first printing, self-published 

120 pages (19 photos, 83 dialogues) 

size: 150x200 mm


Alexander Chernavskiy - Winter book 

Photos: Alexander Chernavskiy 

Text: home archive

Printing: 70 copies, hand numbered 

First edition, first printing, self-published 66 pages 

size: 150x200 mm

Book review


Alexander Chernavsky & Alexander Vlasov - Alpha photobook

In 2014, Alexander Chernavsky began to collect material for a future book "Alpha". A few months have been devoted to the finding and selecting the proper corresponding text fragments in the network Twitter, where a variety of women around the world broadcast their own imagination and their own real-life experience of sensuality and sexuality. Among the heroines were porn stars, and women living in India, Iran ... In the beginning of the fifteenth year, along with photographer Alexander Vlasov, he began working on shooting the project. An attempt to formulate a naked statement on the subject of the current state of feminism ended in the creation of photo book in the beginning of autumn 2015. This book starts a new series of books through the competition Dostoevskiy Talent, devoted to the promotion of authors from the former Soviet Union through the International community. The book itself, using the well-known principle of typology, positioning itself as a conceptual object-subject artistic statement that uses such an element of the language of contemporary art as deconstruction and desires viewers reflection upon the context of time and the state of the described phenomenon.

Pages: 96

Place: Amsterdam 

Year: 2015 

Publisher: Dostoevsky Publishing 

Size: 15 x 21 cm 


Alpha photobook from alexander chernavskiy on Vimeo.