I am thinking that I did see a lot of artists working in their studios,
Even Ilya when I was very young.
But it was the first time in my life watching someone doing installation.
Ilya was by himself, I was there just visiting him.
The room was vibrating with nervous energy, anxiety, uncertainty.
I was afraid to move, to say something...
Now we are in 2012.
Working together for all those years. A lot of experience.
After all, more than 300 installations are done,
And I don't even want to know how many exhibitions.
Always together, sharing work, happy and difficult moments.
I am not afraid anymore, I know how everything works, we are a small team: Ilya and I.
And I am still fascinated by the same energy, the same fears, and the abundance of fantasy I did see at our very first professional encounter.