DACHA KICKS, 2017
Duo-exhibition in collaboration with Maria Silchenko
Happening, installation, (diaries, photos, CD player, postcards drawings)
Realized in the frame of the «Country practices: Seasonal proximity» Special project for the 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Curated by Alexandra Tryanova
Childhood is always a period of absolute anonymity, only you could remember something about yourself. Turning personal memory into myth, fairy tale, and nature, we decided to make the main action a game with the dog as a symbolic return to the dacha practices from childhood. Interacting with intimate notes and diaries from childhood is a good method for reflection and reconstruction of memories. Is it possible to not only reconstruct childhood, but also to share the memory of it with someone else?
Project ‘Countryside Practices: Seasonal Proximity’ took place in a special place — a dacha in the village of Lustdorf. The show took place for one day. In the frame of Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art.
In the attic we showed our old diary entries, notes, clippings, photos, books that we made, film scripts, «archaeological» finds from our childhood. Music from different periods was playing on the cd player.