┐ Ksenia Burnasheva’s Singles └

This work was suggested to me by Rotem Rozental, the working bee at the SIP blog :) The following is a re-post of Ksenia Burnasheva’s project Singles. © Ksenia Burnasheva, from the project Singles, 2009 – ongoing “I was born in an industrial city in the middle of the European part of Russia called Ufa where I was raised and spent most of my teenage years before moving to England six years ago. I moved from Ufa to Cambridge, where I studied foundation level art at the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Art after which I then moved to … Continue reading ┐ Ksenia Burnasheva’s Singles └

┐ What is Pussy Riot’s ‘Idea’? – Maria Chehonadskih └

knitting patterns via poppalina article in the latest issue of Radical Philosophy. A must read! pdf here:che_pussy_riot The dark side of the Pussy Riot multitude is an extreme individualism, manifest in the gesture of the removed balaclavas, behind which a unique ‘Russianness’ appears: first, the face of the leader, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova; second, dissident moralism, spirituality and asceticism – the brand identity of Russian revolutionaries since the populist movement of the nineteenth century; and third, the visibility of the local art and intellectual scenes as such. Tolokonnikova wrote: The people that I have had the chance to work with during my … Continue reading ┐ What is Pussy Riot’s ‘Idea’? – Maria Chehonadskih └

┐ Alexander Brener & Barbara Schurz └

On the night of October 15th, as I was leaving the demonstration, a guy shouted at me. As I looked back he asked me if I spoke english, I nodded, he grabbed a paper bag and gave me a book. He turned, walked away and cut the corner just in time for me to thank him. I opened the book and this was it!!! Thank you Alexander! “In the beginning of 1999 we published a little book called What to do? 54 Technologies of Resistance Against Power Relations in Late-Capitalism (in Vienna, and before that in Moscow.) This book is … Continue reading ┐ Alexander Brener & Barbara Schurz └

┐ Nikita Pirogov └

© Nikita Pirogov, Sofa, from the project The Other Shore © Nikita Pirogov, Hands, from the project The Other Shore © Nikita Pirogov, Semeon, from the project The Other Shore The Other Shore is a media project that is in progress and which I have been working on for three years. It consists of photography, video based on the idea of slow-motion, performance, with its accompanying soundtrack, and work with space and objects. Ideally this would be a round exhibition space with several entrances (or one in the floor, as in a lighthouse), around 100 photographs hung in a particular … Continue reading ┐ Nikita Pirogov └

┐ Daria Tuminas └

© Daria Tuminas, Untitled, from the series Ivan and the Moon © Daria Tuminas, Untitled, from the series Ivan and the Moon © Daria Tuminas, Untitled, from the series Ivan and the Moon “Ivan is the elder, he is 16. Andrey, nicknamed Moon, is the younger, 14 by now. The two brothers live in a distant village in the northern part of Russia. They are not like regular teenagers, and live in a fairy tale world, yet deeply connected to nature: they go hunting and fishing, can use a joiner’s chisel, play with ghosts at abandoned places, do not want … Continue reading ┐ Daria Tuminas └

┐ Ivan Mikhailov └

© Ivan Mikhailov, Untitled, from the series Space for Solitude, 2009 © Ivan Mikhailov, Untitled, from the series Space for Solitude, 2009 “I live in a small provincial town. Like a separate world with its own sense of time, space and solitude. Here time passes slowly, sometimes I think it stops altogether, and space is filled with an unreal quietude. In this project I have tried to combine man’s inner and outer space. Tried to demonstrate this with landscapes and interiors that found me rather than the other way around. I am interested in communication without words, the dialogue inside … Continue reading ┐ Ivan Mikhailov └

║ Ira Tviga ║

© Ira Tviga, Untitled, from the series Sound-light, 2010 © Ira Tviga, Untitled, from the series Soundstills 0.00001 “I move sound. Noise from one location is manifest elsewhere, and in another dimension. I turn sound into 3 dimensional objects which appear to be flat, and then heighten this sense of flattening, and of silence, with the hush of a photograph. Humans have long been intruiged by visualising sound waves as we are, supposedly, ‘better’ at seeing than hearing. How does one even begin to compare the senses? There are more neurons in our brains devoted to the visual than the … Continue reading ║ Ira Tviga ║

║ Lucia Ganieva ║

© Lucia Ganieva, Untitled, from the series The Factory © Lucia Ganieva, Untitled, from the series The Factory “Factory is a series of photographs taken in a textile factory in the city of Ianovo, some 275 km north east of Moscow. Ianovo was known as ‘the city of brides’, as the majority of the population was made up of women who worked in the textile industry. In the age of the Tsars, the then village was the centre of the industry in Russia, with all kinds of cloth being manufactured in more than 30 plants. These days, however, due mainly … Continue reading ║ Lucia Ganieva ║