Antonina Fatkhullina | FREE BODIES
For a number of reasons, absolute freedom is practically impossible in our current conditions of existence. But mankind has always longed for and aspired to absolute freedom. Many warriors fell in the fight for it, convinced that it is better to die for freedom than live without it.
Many perceived the First World War to be the last battle, and its completion — the final victory of freedom – existing democracies seemed to strengthen, new systems replacing the old monarchies.
And with time, they have come to almost completely define the public and private lives of people. Being under the control of a completely uncontrollable governance of a handful of people.
"A body is said to be free if its movements are unrestricted. A body, whose movement is limited by other bodies, is called not free...” theoretical mechanics.
Space and weightlessness are symbols of absolute freedom, freedom from the earth's forces and from humanity on the one hand. And on the other hand, as a parallel reality. The absurdity of freedom in a vacuum verges on death. Returning us to rethink terrestrial relations and the lack of freedom determining our existence.
My project is like weightlessness. A freeze-frame. An attempt to see the essence of things. What they would be like absolutely free.
The project consists of three objects:
— Cosmonaut, a form, object and space. Material — metal
-World, an installation. Materials – metal, a ready-made
— Stardust, a form, object and space. Materials – metal, rocks.
Stardust (Montenegro stones)
This object consists of metal and rocks. The rocks are collected from all over Montenegro, all the towns. Their geological origins vary, each represents their element:
— rocks from the sea, with imprints of marine life forms
— rocks from caves, stalactites-stalagmites
-rocks from the mountains, including those of volcanic origin
-rocks from the coast which are used for building houses, fortresses, city squares.