Divers from Heaven at Compton Verney Gallery UK

Leonid Tishkov
Divers from Heaven, 2005-2006
Textile and photographs

Utilising old photographs and scarp of fabric found after his mother’s death, Tishkov’s Divers from Heaven refers to the future of man in cosmic creation, as expressed in the writing of the radical spiritual thinker , Nikolay Fyodorov (1829-1903). Fyodorov speaks of time when “…the earth will begin to give back those whom it has swallowed up and will people the heavently starry worlds with them”. (Nikolay Feodorov: What was man created for?)