I stage emptiness, I make the absence present and turn the presence into absence.
It is the default, dis-identifyed and inhuman emptiness.
It is the vacuum, which is filled with the experience of re-discovering our own thoughts in this emptiness.
I am looking for failures which are holes on the suspected texture of meanings that cover everything around us, through them we can look behind our own stereotypes and escape the ghetto of identity.
The last five years I was testing identities (stereotypes and clichés) through various techniques of dis-identification, in-humanization and representation. I tested heteronormative white pornographic representations, Eastern-European national identities through mixed techniques of digital, academic and corporate imagination. I was looking for the very thin edge between abstract and figurative, horrifing and ridiculous, human and inhuman. I found this edge as a field of vacuum which evokes horror vacui – a moment when somebody fills out the emptiness – and this can lead to changing perspective and new experience.