Saturday, August 27, 2011

LES | FOREST

13 AUGUST 2011.
SVLK Festival, Moscow reg.


LES / FOREST from electrovolk on Vimeo.
This is a performance inspired by protest against government's huge deforestation plans in Moscow region and especially in my native town Zhukovsky.

The performance is about exploration of Russian national identity as it was rendered by Soviet propaganda (I use slogans from 1988 ABC book), and as it is dictated by eternal national metaphors that see Russia as a young woman, and a young woman as a beauty of a birch tree.

Contemporary politics of vandalism goes cross with things that people of this country were made to think about themselves as collective entity. I think this is pure ideological violence.