Flaws in the open air
Part 1 (Ukraine)
The principle of filling in the public space with words, symbols that have acquired totally different meaning through time. For example, the concept of "Sloth" has transformed its negative meaning into a source of pride and luxury. "Lies" closely connected with feelings of guilt and shame, has become commonplace. "Arrogance" (primarily immoral inclination) has become the usual way of communicating with the outside world. Exhibiting at the show all the familiar characters allows us to trace the reaction of people and stages of development of new, modern values of ancient evils, which have purchased the positive reaction of society. All terms are handed down in the public space in the so-called "places of power" of the Ukrainian capital (the Bald Mountain, Vladimir Hill, "Kitaevo" Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Starokievskaya mountain), so that they acquire the sacred meaning, exaggerating the existing reality.
Flaws in the open air
Part 2 (Poland)
The principle of filling in the public space with words, symbols that have acquired totally different meaning through time. For example, the concept of " Lenistwo " ("Sloth") has transformed its negative meaning into a source of pride and luxury. " Upartosc " ("Stubbornness") closely connected with feelings of diligence and satisfying desires, has become commonplace. " Zazdrosc " ("Envy") has become the usual way of communicating with the outside world.
Exhibiting at the show all the familiar characters allows us to trace the reaction of people and stages of development of new, modern values of ancient evils, which have purchased the positive reaction of society. All terms are handed down in the public space in the so-called "places of power" for locals of the polish town Ustka (the beach of the Baltic Sea, the forest and sea gates of the city), so that they acquire the sacred meaning, exaggerating the existing reality.
Flaws in the open air
Part 3 (Germany)
The project is based on the principle of filling public space with words-symbols. During the work, a survey was conducted among local residents of the German city of Kassel about the so-called "places of power" for the citizens and the vices that they would like to get rid of.
All terms are located in the public spaces: Karlsaue in front of the Orangerie, The Hall of Fame Skate Park, Friedrichsplatz in front of the Fridericianum, Königsplatz etc. So that they acquire hidden meanings, exaggerating the existing reality. These terms were defined: "Tension" (Intensität), "Seriousness" (Ernst), "Melancholy" (Schwermut), "Thoughtfulness" (Nachdenklichkeit) etc.
The project was launched in Ukraine in 2015. The second part was performed in Poland in 2018. Germany became the third country to research and implement the project.
The exhibition includes photo and video documentation and installation.
Mirror on steel plates
Nationalism, chauvinism, racism, sexism and other forms of rejection of another's worldview and identity make us think about the involvement of every person living in modern society, without exception. Often, fighters for justice in a specific field of activity show an extreme intolerance towards religion, sexual orientation or race. Where does our freedom end? To which extent is each of us involved in discrimination as a whole?
The project is a steel plate, on which the most popular symbols of certain religions, symbols of sexual or national identity are placed. Thus, the mirror surface of steel and its parts themselves reflect a person who looks at it, becoming involved in this particular minority by means of a visual image.
Play with foodEnamel on steel plates
Artist is reflecting the topic of modern culture of food consumption and its consequences in his work "Play with food". The title of the project refers to a stable expression that parents usually address to children - "Do not play with food!". Eating has always been at the heart of social and interpersonal relationships. Even today, when there is no problem with the production, food permeates all aspects of person's life, from economic to political. How can everyday food be reflected physically and emotionally for each person?
The behavior of animals, insects, birds is programmed by a system of instincts: they initially understand how and what to eat, how to survive, how to nest, when and where to fly, etc. The system of instincts has faded for human beings. The function that nature performs in the instincts, is performed by culture in human society.
Despite modern diversity and abundance, food continues to dominate the minds of mankind and influence people's lives. The culture of food, the ways of its extraction, the composition of food, the traditions of its reception continue to play a central role in people's lives, to influence the most diverse aspects of their existence. But human continues to remember that this is almost the only legacy of the animal world that he can not overcome by any force. And he continues to be embarrassed by such a low topic, which is such an important part of his life.