A long durational performance
Miami, hotel delano 2013 - 5 hours - as a part of miami art basel
London, paradise raw gallery, 2011 - 1 h
Kiev, gogolfest, 2010 - 1 h
Moscow, The garage museum of contemporary art, 2010- 1,5 hours
2010 a touring installation/performance II part of international performance festival
Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Roselee Goldberg
I was locked in a very simple squared form plywood box with four handles on each side - with a big locker on it - keeping the box securely shut with only my head visible, i was communicating quite actively with visitors/crowd. Whenever i saw a visitor, i was asking them to do something to me. You! And you, too! Sir - you, wearing white t-shirt! Yes! Come closer, don't be scared. I have to ask you to do something. do you know how to help others? Grab this handle. and you - on the other side. Then carry me there - right, on the first floor. Ok, good. Stop here. Wait! Where are you going? Take me again - I need to get to the restroom! This is urgent! Ok. Thank you. Leave me here. Wait - what are you doing to me, do something else! Hello miss, what are you eating? Come here, don't be shy, give me some of your biscuits. Wait, why are you giving me these biscuits - didn't you know i'm allergic to wheat? (whispering) Hey bro, do you have some money on you? I just need a little bit, and if you come again tomorrow, I'll give it back to you. (screaming) Look, he's trying to buy me! You pervert, what do you want from me? Hold on, could i try your sunglasses? What are you trying to do to me now - putting girl's sunglasses on me - this is offensive.
I was moving around the territory of the venue striving for everyone's attention and trying to ask for as much as possible - playing a simple game called egobox. The less we can, the more we want. that's the rule I'd like to explore within this performance celebrating the theme of under/over exposure which I've been dealing with for quite a while now (I eat me, My mouth is a temple, Holes of my glory, To name but a few).
And yes, this is an eternal game.