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Assume her yourself / Collect it yourself

Contemporary art, 2019
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Description of the artwork «Assume her yourself / Collect it yourself»

After a long historical period, without revealing the will to decolonial turn, to dismantle the colonial consciousness, the post-Soviet people found themselves in a new "colonial dependence" - in the world of technogenic-virtual, which, having mastered consciousness, undoubtedly influences the change of its identity.

Today we clearly see how the virtual world “colonizes” consciousness through the mechanisms of modern technology. Nevertheless, the desire to achieve, for example, gender and racial equality, the desire to update and improve the world, issues of political, economic, social nature in the virtual world are declared with complete clarity.

What, then, is the difference between the technical virtual world and the virtual living in dreams?
Unless a dream is only the exposure of the traumatic, taboo, of what we want to forget, hide, erase, destroy.

Or maybe a dream is true life?
And if the one who stays in reality completely enters the life of the virtual world, spending all his time at the monitor, will this be a substitution of reality for being in the unreal, and is the virtual a dream?

But in the technogenic-virtual world, there is also a clash with various kinds of prejudices, which, like nightmarish dreams from the past, reveal the desire for conformism, the old methods of coercion and violence, the desire to construct a person’s identity in accordance with his own ideas formed by various negative influences.

Again, we ask ourselves questions:
Man with different color parts of the body:
1) Is this a symbol for building a new post-industrial person?
2) Societies in which both the majority and different minorities have equal rights, that is, the deconstruction of inequality and the assembly of equality, the creation of a new, multicultural society based on diversity?
3) In the faceless dolls play the role of a person devoid of their identity?
4) Today, where is the boundary between sleep, man-made virtual and reality, and who is able to define these boundaries?
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Art form: Contemporary art

Technique: Installation, Video art

Date of creation: 2019

Artwork in selections: 1 selection