We will survive as Hybrids: Vernacular Embodiments
My current exhibit at the Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago runs from August 4th-Sept.17, 2023.
“Through the process of digital stitching, animation, video glitching and augmented reality, I am musing with a multitude of impossibilities: non didactic, grotesque & corporeal; transcending cultural, anatomical & political.
Existing in a precarious state of a cancer-previvor, I am mediating danger, substituting the loss, but yet enjoying the empowerment, becoming a cyborg. My cultural conflation: post-Soviet & Russian and my uncharted Ukrainian rootsare another source of dichotomy, inner conflict and inspiration.
Within my art practice I am working in cross-mediated plurality, subverting media in my exploration of the fabric of human body, overlapping patterned repetition of cultural archetypes, connecting them into sequential knowledge, creating a parallel universe and living one, being a laboratory subject, yet extending the liminal space and offering possibilities for survival and agency.
My current ponderings within my state of split identity inspired me to retreat to the Mannerist allegorical tropes, learning from one of the first feminists in history, Venetian Florentine beauty, alchemist and revolutionary Bianca Capello and her magnificent palazzo covered in grotesque allegorical stanzas.
I am employing animation, embroidery & augmented reality while sequencing my emotional endurances, playing with archetypes, recontextualizing proxy and actual bodies, nurturing and extrapolating, maintaining and holding on.
We will survive as Hybrids: vernacular embodiments features my current multimedia musings: sculptural, projected, performed, embroidered and augmented.”