3 x 6 meters greenhouse, actor, furniture, lights, food, dust, sound of mother (washing dishes and monologue)
Installation which took place in October at the Museum of Moscow.
“Hay, mother, fetch me something to eat!” I am sitting in here and thinking over and over, what should I do from now on? Tell me, what? A long time has passed. “Hay, mother, make me some tea”. I don’t know anything, I am not sure of anything. For how long will it last? “Stop talking to me, I am so tired”. I am so tired of everything. For the life of me, I can’t figure out which way I should go. What am I here for? Why am I being like that? Don’t you know the answer? If I am alive, there should be a reason for that...
A room cluttered with furniture. No air. No hope. The smell of burnt oil and dirty stains on the wallpaper. Sticky floors and routine life. A room full of emptiness. And I feel this emptiness inside of me. Four walls are my limits. This exhibition raises an issue of a person’s inability or unwillingness to change their life and break out of their routine. The main character, a middle aged man living in conditions of mother’s overprotection loses the ability to survive. He becomes emotionless and apathetic, doesn’t know what he wants and whether his life has a meaning. He creates his own reality, gets stuck in his comfort zone and loses the track of time. Nothing changes in his “empty box”. This is a rough example of inactivity and routine, which endeavours to swamp the main character.
Curators: Alina Zakharchuk Daria Fedorova Daria Mikhailova
Sound of the installation: