A 5-hour live endurance performance
Gazelli Art House, London
February 15, 2018
Performed: 5 hours
Commissioned by Gazelli Art House
With: Mila Askarova, Federica Marino, Alyona Mikhalkina, Rafal Pajak, Nazrin Ibadova, Alexandra Mtaini
Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich Studio: Anna Shpilko (director), Alexandra Velichko (co-ordinator), Katya Petrova (assistant)
Photos: Scott Mains, Thierry Ball, Roslyn Sulcas, Oxana Smirnova, Yulia Filipovscaia, Lyuba Galkina, Layla Alexandra-Garrett
Temporary Monument No0 is a five-hour durational live piece examining the predicament of homosexuals in Chechnya. A region long affected by extreme homophobia, Pavlov-Andreevich will raise awareness to the violent crackdown on the LGBT community in the semi-autonomous republic. A special edition of work by Pavlov-Andreevich is available for acquisition from Gazelli Art House, with proceeds dedicated to covering the RLGBTN’s expenses connected to the situation in Chechnya.
The Russian LGBT Network is a St Petersburg-based charity that has organised the rescue of gay individuals persecuted by the Chechen police since March 2017. The non-governmental organisation is deeply concerned with the increase of activities connected to the secret prison for gay men outside the Chechen capital of Grozny. In the meantime, the funds raised by the charity globally in 2017 have been entirely spent on saving the lives of over 100 men rescued from Chechnya. 88 of them have left Russia and have claimed political asylum in other countries, mainly in Europe. Due to the current situation in Chechnya, the lives of dozens of gay men are under serious threat due to the lack of funding. Detentions and torture of homosexual people in the area continue.
Joining forces with the Russian LGBT Network, Pavlov-Andreevich’s performance will focus on the purpose of saving individual lives. To donate money directly to the campaign, please visit: https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en
The performance serves to inform, enlighten, and most importantly, support a significant cause.