The reproduction mechanisms are laid in the female body like a program code. It is at the same time a duty and a need: a a woman gives birth and life, produces, accumulates and transmits energy. This is the nature, the law of nature. For centuries the image of a woman/mother (nursing) was allegoric expression of the life-giving source, the material root cause, the initial nature of all live.
In modern society, the main care of which is the search for new sources of energy, the image of “female” as an energy source continues to paradigmally gets into the new information space. Female attribution carries only functional characteristics and is operated at the level of “nursing battery”.
This Installation-performance shows a female body which is sealed in a “metal net”. Exemption from gender (and any other) forms of categorization in the era of digital freedom turns out to be just as illusory as at the level of physical interactions.
This work proposes to rethink the experience of relationships not only between a person and his gender identity, but also between his subjective self-perception and body form. The dichotomy of the material and transcendent is the key problematic of the artist’s work. An exit to the transcendental feeling of oneself as an absolutely free entity is possible not through the external transformations, but only through an internal study of one’s nature.
The installation-performance “Nutrient medium” was presented at the International Art Fair “DA! MOSCOW 2019”
860 х 445 х 950 mm
Steel. Welding. Lacquering.