‘Performance’ Category

IGOR’S MANIYA

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Gluklya, Tsaplya, and Igor Vikhorev

Recently, the St Petersburg based artists Gluklya & Tsaplya (FNO) discovered and bought the personal archive of a man called Igor Vikhorev — an amateur/outsider photographer most active in the early seventies, now passed away. This archive is the starting point for their work Igor´s Mania, presented at ART MOSCOW 2007. (more…)

107 FEARS

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107 FEARS
INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE IN THE ATTIC OF THE STATE HERMITAGE DEDICATED TO LOUISE BOURGEOIS
ST. PETERSBURG 2001
The installation consisted of oversize white dresses with images of internal organs taken from an anatomy atlas printed on them.
The performance was conducted in the style of a fashion show, with young, old and pregnant women, handicapped people, the stars of the St. Petersburg art scene, poets, transvestites and sailors as participants. They carried internal organs made from real food, which where placed in the tables and have eaten up with the great relish by spectators. The soundtrack for the show was composed as the list of human fears made by a psychoanalyst and read by an electronic voice.

Hermitage, Russia, 2001

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GARDEN FOR BUSINESSMEN

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In 2004 in Stockholm, Gluklya and Tsaplya mounted The Garden for Businessmen, a performance involving 12 businessmen, which posed the questions, as Gluklya puts it: “What is this person except his profession? Is there any life except their business? Who are they as a human? That’s why we proposed to make a kind of dance, with them holding little girls’ dresses representing the more vulnerable, more fragile, part in them.”

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The interplay between performance and sculptural object is played out in Garden for Businessman’ where immaculately suited professionals extemporize and perform with children’s clothing in a quintessentially modern corporate environment. In both cases the protagonists play a central role in determining the nature of the work, which again explores the complex interplay between a sensitive, internal humanity and its public face. Like the naval cadets, the businessmen, contemporary symbols of power and authority, express potential layers of tenderness and even powerlessness in a personal theatre of dress play’. They are helplessly drawn into a paradigm perhaps to some degree beyond their grasp; becoming signifiers of an agenda sadly alien to the world of business.

Mаrkus Williams

FATHER TRANSFORMER AND THE CHORUS

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Father Transition and the Chorus

55th Oberhausen festival opens with a live performance

Father-transformer and children chorus. Performance 30 min 2009
Performance and opening of 55th Oberhausen, Festival.

We did our research for this performance by interviewing unemployment fathers. The father in the first part is a working father repeating, ” “I have to work, I have to work”, then he becomes unemployment. The children react differently. It’s about relations between fathers faced by society and children.

WHITES IN VENICE

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WHITES IN BERLIN

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WHITES IN SCOTLAND

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WHITES IN HOSPITAL

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GIRLS INNER WORLD

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