A long durational performance in collaboration with Atelier Playtronica and Vladimir Martynov (Moscow)
Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow
Oct 10, 11, 12, 21, 22, 2017
Performed: 19 hrs
Curated by Margarita Osepyan
Film: Kirill Kulakov
Images: Igor Afrikyan, Nikolay Gulakov, Alexander Lepeshkin
Try Me On is a live work series with multiple episodes related to each different country and a composer.
The title Try Me On I'm Very You comes from a 1990s track by DeeeLite, a band the artist used to admire as a teenager.
Try Me On is an interactive long durational performance that lasts for an average of 5 consecutive hours and is, in fact, a further section of Fyodor’s ongoing research measuring a distance between a performance artist and his audience.
Audience members are invited to play music on the artist’s body - it comes out all different depending on their pressure, intensity, duration and individual energy. A body as a musical instrument that receives desire or sadness, thoughts or instincts, this communal access body is totally exposed to whatever comes its way from the end of a spectator.
As Fyodor puts it, ‘the very moment of that sensation overwhelms you - your visitors do care about you! Playing music on the Your body is a definite sign of love and attachment (or even attouchment)’.