Уяви Україну – Мистецтво як критичне ставлення / Imagine Ukraine – Art as a Critical Attitude
Пряма трансляція / Live Stream, 2020
Live Stream refers to the topic of constructing reality and actualizes the question of the meaning of an image in the contemporary visual age. A group of men dressed in military attire, which resembles the uniform of the Red Army, perform a dance after a long preparation. Their choreography is disrupted by random people who cross the corridor where the action takes place. Focusing the attention on the reactions of the passers-by, the artists emphasize the rupture between present reality and the dance of the Red Army soldiers that looks almost prehistoric. The corridor thus operates as a transgression zone, where history encounters the present, reality encounters fiction, and image encounters matter. Such a transition situation makes us question the way in which we assess the moving image today, its function and its relation with reality.