performative installation // opera
july 17, 2017
19.00 - 22.00
Ira Shirokaya, Tanya Nedelskaya, Nikolas Topor, Mike Rozenthal, Lena Kozak, Katya Khassine, Dasha Loyko, Rita Sokolovskaya, Tanya Silivonchik, Vika Nazarova, Maxim Sergeev, Nadya Molochko, Marianna Titova, Sveta Kovalyok, Yana Evdakimovich, Maria Trofimova, Azad Asifovich, Mikhail Iampolskiy, Ira Znamenskaya.
Udoli is a collective project, a multi-level ecosystem created by Hanna Zubkova in collaboration with artists, curators, performers and theorists from Minsk, Moscow, Paris, London and New York. Participants worked on the project from a distance, relying on text descriptions of each other’s works and of the gallery space.
For the creation of the Udoli experience, the artist uses the geographical location of Triumph Gallery that is surrounded by a police station, a church, a bank, shopping lanes and the Kremlin.
The topo-symbolic units shape a concentrated context of hierarchy and infrastructures. In this environment, the gallery appears as a designated place for art and simultaneously as one of the checkpoints along the viewer-participant journey. This journey can be compared to a peripeteia of a hero in a myth, a videogame, a saga, a parable or to everyday wanderings with unpredictable (or perhaps predetermined?) configurations of transition, trajectories of circulation and return.
The ideas of space, topology and infinite transition from one continuum to another set the configuration of Udoli, which in Old Slavic is synonymous with ‘valleys’ or ‘a life journey’ .. The idea of a loop, of a structure with no beginning and no end, where only motion and relations between points exist, is the project’s formal structure as well as the metaphor that inspired the participants to develop their works specifically for Udoli.
Live stream back projection,
plexiglass 240×140 cm
audio Performance, 5-15 min
minus first floor
sound sculpture, 28 min 9 sec
Tanya Nedelskaya (1983, Orsha, Belarus, lives and works in Paris)
Telefunken MC 100
Maxim Sergeev (1976, Saint-Petersburg, lives and works in Moscow)
video performance, 14 min, 7 sec.
Hanna Zubkova (1988, Minsk, lives and works in Minsk and Paris)
with an independent dance theatre «Skyline» of Ira Shirokaya (1990, republic of Georgia, Abkhaz ASSR, city Gadauta, lives and works in Minsk)
Performers: Lena Kozak, Tanya Silivonchik, Vika Nazarova, Nadya Molochko, Marianna Titova, Sveta Kovalyok, Yana Evdakimovich, Maria Trofimova
Waiting for Grodoudou
Gameplay recording, 30 sec – 2 min
Mike Rosenthal aka Vector Belly
Echos from Interzone
video, 3D animation, 5 min. 13 sec.
Nicolas Topor (1979, Paris, lives and works in Paris)
videoperformance, 3 hours
Dasha Loyko (1995, Minsk, lives and works in London)
Katya khassine, rita sokolovskaya, hanna zubkova
textgame (soon in english )