The artist determines the limits of his activity, what is needed to express and implement an idea, and how far could he go in this...
Acceptance of emptiness. Video documentation, installation. March, 2023
Szatnia Gallery. Mikolaj Kopernik University in Torun. Torun, Poland.
A cloakroom is a place where objects, clothing, touches, stories stop. This place is public, but ideologically it is consonant with the home wardrobe. The absence of a person is revealed by clothes hanging on a hanger. Thus temporality, repetition and anticipation become more acute. Memory constantly tries to reach, see, feel the person, erase the distance. We are all alive in memories.
Death creates a feeling of imprint in the subconscious. It will not be forgotten, it will not be deleted. It is constantly present: there is no soil, no asphalt, no clutch, there is only an infinite sky for travel, limited by the ceiling. I close my eyes and hug those who are far away, who live in memory which is the present.
Video documentation of performance created in October, 2022.
Rupert Residency, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Bicycle, the role of paper 1,85m x 40m, echo.
Video, photos, performance, drawings, texts. October, 2022
Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania.
¨Kita stotelė is the first phrase that immediately became clear to me here. "Наступна зупинка" ("Next stop")
I juggle this Lithuanian-Ukrainian string in my mind, I repeat it: Kita stotelė - Наступна зупинка - Kita stotelė - Наступна зупинка - Kita - Kita - Kita - Kita - Kita...
It's like scrolling pages, photos and posts. A constant pursuit of sequences
And what do I find at the end?
I listen to my bus, my rhythm, my time.¨
Magic Carpets #4
The myth of Corviale. Performance with the local inhabitants. June 2021.
Terra Mater. Latitudo Art Projects. Corviale. Rome, Italy.
The word forms the text that we need to keep living and spread to make it visible. It is like a seed that we need to sow and grow to gather the harvest. That's why the plants and the soil became materials of this performance. The amphitheatre as the meeting point of past and present, of the visible and invisible, became the place of the final presentation. The central part of this work is formed from the conversations and meetings with the inhabitants of Corviale. It was an opportunity to talk to them, to feel how they create the real myth… All the dialogues have become the audio part of the final performance accompanying the mutual collaborative actions.
Діалог | Dialogue
Video performance. March-July 2020.
Lviv, Ukraine - Ponteilla, France.
The project is a collaboration with Barbara Le Béguec Friedman (France).
“After meeting in France, at the art space Espace o25rjj in Loupian in November 2019, we noticed a striking similarity in our worldviews, the way we understand the world, parallels in symbolism and echoes in our artistic practices..." (BLBF).
The period of covid19 pandemic confinement has initiated our "Dialogue". It consisted of the everyday video performances which were filmed by ourselves. The project became a research of the distance and space, the border between the individual and the public sphere, an exploration of the invisible.
The Book "Діалог | Dialogue" (226 pages, in French/Ukrainian languages) is the result of a 100-day action-video exchange. It contains captures of video performances and presentation text.
For more information about the book, please contact here.