A series of three performances united by the theme of emigration that I was about to undertake.
Moscow. Solyanka. 2017.
I collected an archive of all my «flaws», all critical comments about my appearance and wrote them on my body. Documented. I highlighted all the scars that I had previously only hidden. Acceptace of my body, my appearance, age changes do not allow me to break under countless criticism. Some parts of the body are named twice exactly the opposite, representing double standards. Inscriptions bags under eyes and wrinkles yellow colored skin and eyes unkempt eyebrows, to time and why fiaughter lines terribly spoil the whole face farm nose thin lips loose saggy neck rough skin huge pores one lonely hair, my grandmother had the same one gray hair seclioned eyebrow fist scar scar and a little bald spot since childhood pale hair sponge scar almost like a tattoo what is it, unhappy love? did you want to die unshaved bushes vulgar tattoo like sandpaper (elbows) scar from hitting the door agnails sagging wrinkles scratches: terrible hairiness swollen veins varicose veins cellulite too fat - too skinny little meat
Moksha | Affections
Moksha (Skt. «Liberation») in Hinduism and Jainism is the liberation from the cycle of birth and death and all suffering and limitations of material existence. 2017 year was very difficult for me. My matured son moved out and it was very difficult to decide to let him go. And I got my travel documents for leaving the country. I did not want either one of these things. But it was a formed decision and, I believe, a way out of this situation. I hesitated a lot. I heard condemnation. And I couldn’t say 100% that I assure that I was doing the right thing and I would not regret this. But the decision was made. I went to different places dear to my heart, to a few friends and took photos of them as a souvenir. I took pictures of my son and even took pictures of his childhood pictures. I will try to break away from what is dear to me. To give freedom and get freedom. Act I go out and attach photos to the stand along with rubber bands. Then I try to break away from my attachments. 2017, Performance. Gallery Soljanka, Moscow, Russia
The performance duo was produced by me and is a re-performance of Liz Magic Laser Stand Behind Me. 2013 г. In the performance, Laser stands with his back to the audience and reproduces the oratorical gestures and facial expressions of presidents of various countries. A camera transmits an image of the president and the audience behind him to a large screen, where the texts of the speeches are also displayed in sync with the gestures. The show consists of two parts: We have won! V. Putin and Today We Vs... presented by performance artist Ekaterina Bessmertnaya. This performance uses the speeches of American presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. We won! V. V. Putin was President for two terms from 2000 to 2008 and was Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. Currently, V.V. Putin has been President since 07 May 2012, his term expires in 2018. On the eve of the new presidential election, we are doomed to hold our breath. I want to recall the President's oath of office and his inaugural speeches for each presidential term so that people can remember all the promises he made. You can see how Putin's demeanour changes from speech to speech. The inaugural speeches of 2000, 2004 and 2012 were reproduced in the performance. Today We Vs... Over the past three years, Russia's political role on the world stage has changed rapidly and radically. It happened not only because of our country's independent actions, but also because of the appropriate reaction to geopolitical changes in the West. America in particular. This performance uses the speeches of American presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump from 2014 to 2017, which relate directly to the relationship between America and Russia.
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