Duration: 1-2 hours
This performance is based on a previous piece by Olga Kroytor “2344” where the number identifies the length of a thread that the artist’s dress was made of. In the final project of the exhibition “Here & Now” the artist moves away from the position of the main performer, since the director and the performer have their own ways to go. The artwork tells about the interaction and interleaving of private stories and experience forming a web of life. The dress becomes the metaphor of the conventions of the existence. It is a reference to the artist’s earlier performance “Cocoon” where the observable cocoon became the symbol of the illusory security. In this case the dress becomes a “shell” that everyone needs to remove by naturally making their own path – intersecting and creating a new figurative reality.
The name of the performance changes each time in accordance with the length of the thread used to make the dress. Only by getting rid of the old can you gain something new.
Public & Private, Cube. Moscow, Moscow (Russia), 2019
7th Festival of Contemporary Art “Tsiolkovskiy”, Innovative cultural center, Kaluga area (Russia), 2019
SOS. Russia, Embassy of Austria in Moscow, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Here & Now, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow (Russia), 2018
CREATurE Live Art: International Performance Art Festival, Post Gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania), 2017
Empatheia, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow (Russia), 2017
A quoi rêvent les forêts? , Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris (France), 2017
Man as Bird. Images of Journeys, Special Project of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts for La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition, Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, Venice (Italy), 2017