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Urban Performances


#WHEREISMYGRANNY

Spring 2018. I made urban performance at the Lesnoe cemetery (Kyiv) as soon as the snow melted. Idea was to look for the grave of my grandmother. I did not know where my parents are buried her, but in my childhood I was at my grandfather's grave (it's double tomb) and theoretically had to remember the path.

My searching movement via GPS was showing on site http://dan.kiev.ua/whereismygranny/  in real-time. It is create abstract paintings like figures. Else it is visual representation of my thought process.


Anyone could join and walk with me, but only if our conversation is live broadcasting. It was interesting to discuss family topics and death. I recorded almost the entire five-hour performance on the audio and i will use this material in my future artworks.

You can read full analysis and see video segments in a article (rus lang)



I feel no love

Autumn 2017. Performance was initiated by deep feelings how much public spaces in Kyiv (in contrast to Europe) are unfriendly to people.

Includes:

  • people vote on my Facebook profile for the most unfriendly public place in Kyiv (beside Central Train Station)
  • create Telegram chat (link https://t.me/joinchat/DHzlu1DxHa5ilh3au6phDQ ) to described/broadcast my feelings
  • go to most votes locations - path from the Bessarabka Market to Independence square.
  • use standard accounter notebook in which
    • when I stopped I made the recording of my feelings in the form of text drawing over the pattern phrase "(the date of one year in advance) i feel no love"
  • in chat I wrote a voice memos about feelings and observations.
You can see all materials and read full analysis in the following article (rus lang)



Who will come?

Autumn 2017. It was my first urban performance.

    I invented this term to describe sequence of independent artist's actions in public space that in whole create artistic statement.

Performance was based on my reaction to the friend's question "What would be if you sit down in a cafe and write to social network "I'm in a cafe, come."So I think about conception "society of spectators". I will create in a cafe non-theater situation.

From 16:00 to 18:00 I was sitting in the cafe (Podil district, Kyiv) and drew attention to the people around me.

I wrote in my notebook some phrase of what i hear with blue pen and my feelings / impressions / comments with color markers.

my notebook


When i started i posted my location. People were asked in Facebook to chose from three scenarios:

  • come and interrupt me with talking and tea
  • come and sit silently watching the people with me
  • come, sit down at the next table and become "actor" to my observations.


But no one had come.
And it is became one of causes for the next work "I feel no love"




Good New Year 2017

December 31, 2016. Meeting of the new year.

    I decided to make a solo flogging at midnight at the randomly chosen public place in Kyiv. 

Since the point was known publicly everyone could join me (and nobody has come).

To find GPS coordinates of point I fixed running through the city axis 50.413948 and collecting fractional numbers of the second axis 30.smth thru Facebook comments in my profile.

 As a result, there was a point near the bridge:

Suddenly. 

Arriving in advance It is turned out there is fence of bridge's protection zone. 

I realized that point can be reached either along the train's rails (very bad idea) or almost along the fence at the bottom of the mound. 

Get to the point it turned out the mound has risen even higher and the slope was very slippery. And there is snow everywhere.

While I climbed up and rolled down

    (1) 2017 had began according to the salute's sound and (2) the security man came from the other side of the fence with the words "where you going?" and not becoming happy by my answer "Happy New Year! you too"


After going away from him to the safe distance I set up the camera but there was poor light conditions anywhere.

still from video


There I took off some of my clothes and ended performance with excellent self flogging.






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