Worshipful place

2017 Elektrozavod gallery, Sclerotium exhibition

Performance and live video streaming (first day of the show) /
video with 1-channel audio (other days)
Duration: 4h 40′ 00″
Main idea and performance: Galiya Sadarova
Video/editing/sound design: Alexander Minchenko

Curated by Viktoria Malkova and Natalia Timofeeva

The difference between human experience and technical perception is much more substantial than it is supposed to think. Even if we understand what happens somewhere rationally, this does not mean we can experience it in all immediacy.

Elektrozavod artist-run space consists of a non-profit gallery and workshops. During the opening night, workshops were closed, and a video was streaming from them showing Galiya, a new resident of the place, was preparing her work site. Other days of the show the video was accompanied by sounds of tools, music, and voices emitted from the closed workshops for creating an illusion of ongoing process. The discrepancy between the documentation and reality, between prepared and imaginary processes, gets more fluid when the sound localized in the closed workshops filled up the exhibition area.