Wishmaster Carpet (2014)
carpet: mixed media, print of fabric, collage
“Wishmaster Carpet” (2014) is a mirror of space, a symbolic introduction to the world’s hierarchical structure and rituals in which carpet functions as a representation of an ideal world, more specifically Ideal Russia. The Main Stripe corner of the carpet is a collage of online pictures of “Happy Russian People” formed into classical shapes. The central part consists of Golden fish and the Luke, magic creatures from Russian fairy tales, which if caught will grant three wishes.
Make Peace (2014)
performance and installation
carpet: mixed media, print on fabric, collage
The “Make Peace Carpet” (2014) was created as a reaction to and reflection upon the unfolding situation in Russia and Ukraine. The main part of the carpet depicts a “pinky promise”, a gesture we used in childhood after fights to renew friendship. The Main Stripe corner of the carpet is a collage pattern made out of images and text from newspapers I collected from the Russian and Ukraine artists participating in the show Komentatorki / Women Commentators, Warsaw (2014). The content of the newspapers represented the current Russian and Ukrainian propaganda.
2 screen video installation 1'38 min, loop
Not here and not there.
The installation "Birch" (2013), a two-channel video installation projected on opposite walls, shows Lyubov in a birch tree costume, standing on her head in birch forests both in her hometown in Russia and in the Netherlands. This work explores the metamorphic transformation into a tree that tries to take root in the ground.
Post Fairy Tale (2016)
HD video 15 min 55 sec
installation: textile, wood, wallpaper prints, scans of the USSR literature newspaper 8 of may 1948, text of 'Little Zaches, Great Zinnober'
by E.T.A. Hoffmann (parts)
(wallpaper prints designed in collaboration with Yulia Ratman)
Lasagna of the history with the sparkles of Instagram culture and TV propaganda.
The experimental documentary film is based on a fairy tale written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1819, titled 'Little Zaches, Great Zinnober'.
HD video, 03 min
sound by Benas Staskauskas
Modern fairy tale without beginning and end, Roundelay is eternal. Inspired by historical facts, fairy tales and political news, which mixed together in a circle movement and bring us to the new understanding of processes in contemporary society. Roundelay – its symbolic movement, ritual dance that was directed to different parts of human life, like procreation and harvest.
Five totems represent new “Gods” of our days. They are reeling roundelay around invisible object. Everybody is trying to catch it and keep on holding hands of each other at the same time. Trying to do two antonymous things at the same time, as a representation of our century.