Performance


Waterfall


In this work the artists reproduce the mechanism of waterfall, drawing an analogy with the natural process of forming social relations. Unequal positions of individuals demand fulfillment of different functions. The synergy of the performed roles symbolizes the natural strength and organic formation of ties within the social ladder.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk
Lena Siyatovska
Sang Hoon Lee

Turkey 2017



Rock on wich we split


The work demonstrates Sisyphean task. Humans always try to improve the world around themselves and unsuccessfully compete with nature. Rock on which we split is an attempt to improve things which a already-perfect relying on public opinion and on the subjective perception of the Beauty.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk
Lena Siyatovska




the Dust


The performance shows an attempt to explore the common space between people. Dust is a visual object, apparently filling the field of communication. Interrelation of two individuals is realized not only on the physical level, but also on the mental one. The work illustrates this through one of the main processes of life — breathing.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk
Sang Hoon Lee
Mert Acaröz

God's choice


The video-performance is an observation of the dual concept of "prayer". People in one family, city, country and world often turn to God with opposite requests: to defend, to judge in dispute, to punish, to preserve well-being ... But often what is good for one is a misfortune for another. Whose side should God except?The work God's choice, which shows artists' pray, standing back to back, clearly demonstrates this process. The absurdity of the situation is raised to the highest level, especially with the identical religions of the conflicting sides.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk
Lena Siyatovska


Balance


The work demonstrates an interaction of two forces. The roles of the one who puts somethings on scales and the one who tries to maintain a balance are equally important. Equilibrium is not one-sided and requires finding the right points of contact. In reality tranquility and concentration is always replaced by uncontrollable natural instincts, whilst harmony can be transformed into chaos.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk
Sang Hoon Lee

Birth


The work simulates close interaction of two people, necessary for the birth of an idea. In order to keep a fragile body one needs to interact as delicately as possible, trying to not overdo it. TV screen fulfills the opposite of its original function. It distorts reality, instead of just broadcasting information. In this way, it hides from the observer all the details of interaction aimed at the birth of new meanings.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk
Sang Hoon Lee


the Elements


The work shows the reaction of a human body in interaction with the elements of nature. A person can feel the liquid qualities in some solid substances and vice versa, if they are not in their regular form. Changing the properties of materials may be possible only in the mental-state of consciousness.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk
Sang Hoon Lee


Hryvnia «₴»


The work is devoted to the devaluation of the national currency of Ukraine. The depreciation of national money from 2012 continues to this day, losing positions more than 3 times. The symbol "₴" is a hand-written version of the lowercase Cyrillic letter "g" with two parallel horizontal strokes symbolizing stability. The video demonstrates how the international sign of the Ukrainian currency is dissolving. The sign made of grain is being eaten by birds.

You are next


The municipal authorities of the Polish town Ustka mark the trees to be cut with orange crosses, in this way carrying out town improvement works, eliminating the trees which are somehow dangerous, sick or inconvenient.Artists ask, what it means to be comfortable in the society and to meet standards which are generally accepted. When a person actively defends his positions and nonconformist ideas, his views are rarely met without some protest. At some point "inconvenient" can be anyone.

Artists:
Anton Karyuk

Lena Siyatovska

Welcome


Artists Anton Karyuk and Lena Siyatovska (art group Step’) have realized project for Pi Gallery founded by Vitalii Shupliak in Poznan.

The exhibiting space is a vicious circle of the radius of 1 meter (i.e. the area of 3.14 m²). The artists have located the exhibiting space in an elevator in a public building and outlined it by insulating tape. In this way, they have put an isolated area of art on humans path. Heading in his or her everyday affairs, a person enters the confined space of the elevator by chance. All our paths somehow pass through the culture medium. However, often we do not pay attention to that. Does the cultural space in which a person finds him- or herself influence his or her global goals and chosen routes?


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