Monarchy is an uninterrupted constant of the Russian mentality, a state of mind habitual to all, when individual opinion is elevated to the rank of unquestioning law. Speculatively the monarchy can be external, measured by the political regime and the structure of the state, and internal, where everyone is a monarch or a subject for himself. The role of the monarch is a priori dangerous, this position is doomed to isolation. The more a person is assured of his superiority and uniqueness, the farther he is from the rest. The government becomes a burden, the position merges with the body, which the “Monarch” tries to protect. At some point, the armor turns into a cage.
Post-Soviet Russia is buried in the nostalgic illusions of the imperialist past. In the public consciousness, this past is distorted and mutated. Some political regimes are replaced by others, in reality being only a repetition with the change of game positions. This game never ends, and I enter this game with my rules. I proclaim the «Monarchy of the Proletariat», where I am an artist, I am a worker and I am a MONARCH.
Presentation of the performance took place at the international fair of contemporary art “COSMOSCOW 2018”