Shown as a part of ‘at play 1’
Curated by Maria Baibakova
Hours performed: 4
South Hill Park, London, UK
The performance itself commemorates the soviet radio phenomenon being an essential constitute of soviet kitchen. The artist’s body transforms into traditional kitchen radio (it used to be a part of soviet lifestyle being turned on 24/7).
The artist's body equipped with knobs and marks of particular stations representing soviet empire's capitals (Dushanbe, Warsaw, Vilnius, Kishinev, Minsk, Ulan Bator etc).
Visitors should twiddle artist's knobs making him physically 'switching' from station to station - singing, reading news, quoting popular radio shows - all from the soviet era.
The dead radio reminds visitors of the soviet times where radio was sometimes playing the role of food or other essential elements of human life.