2010 — 2011, installation, the series of works.
Video, textiles, embroidery, sewing.
2014 — EXHIBITION “CRYSTALLIZATIONS. CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SAINT PETERSBURG”. WAINO AALTONEN MUSEUM, TURKU, FINLAND.
2011 — Solo exhibition, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
2010 — "Qui Vive?" 2nd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, exhibition "The Heroes of Our Time", Open gallery, Moscow, Russia.
This project reflects our reality, the new century, a new stage in which we entered.
The focus of the incubator, which is couveuse newborn. But it’s not just a kid, it’s a metaphor, reminding us “Time of Troubles” in which we live, about our world, which moves to a new stage of history and makes an emergency landing, a massive epidemic, war, crushing the revolution and other domestic threats, and critical processes.
Premature baby – a state of mankind as a whole at the moment. The situation is very complicated and problematic. Weak and helpless body of our common future hatched, nursed in intensive care. And despite all sorts of technological innovations, invented by man, and seemingly limitless innovation, “medicine” for all diseases and the most advanced treatment techniques can not guarantee the recovery and further a better life, promise of universal happiness and out of the situation.
Premature baby – a state of mankind as a whole at the moment.
This is our restless and irrational time is not the era of decline, most likely we are witnessing an act of overcoming the time of the outgoing and the formation of a new “axis” of time. If “child” survives? If the critical factors retreat? Will it be all the better? Everything depends on the nature of fate and of ourselves … Is this some kind of viable new idea of peace, will there ever be peace and harmony in this “new man“?
Artificially to keep alive the pipes connected with reality. All of this scares and surprises.
The project idea was born quite a long time ago. I’ve always been fascinated by hospitals, medical attributes, special machines, tools, hallways, people in white coats and masks on their faces, special sounds and smells of these places and other relative aesthetics.
I feel that under this sterile shell hides a deeper meaning and characters than it might seem at first glance. In man resuscitation, as it were fixed and lies between life and death, where the unfolding huge battles in the name of his future, where everything is aimed at overcoming the critical point. Artificially to keep alive the pipes connected with reality.
All of this scares and surprises. I have many times watched with bated breath, afraid to move, babies in incubators, which are nursed in his clinic, for many years now by my Mom.