VASYA RUN – an interactive social experiment on the bounds of theater, music and contemporary art. The team select guys in age from 18 to 28 years old, who had no experience of performing, but decided to try themselves as performance artists.
As their main task, the project demands that they develop self-awareness, self-study and a total immersion in the work before them. It is with this goal that created an entire anonymous platform to enable interaction and collaboration.
20.05.2017 Moscow Museum
A space is constructed with the help of various theatrical and artistic means. It represents a certain situation and is divided into 6 zones according to the methodical manual. "Methodology" describes 6 steps of self-knowledge, which by participants go through step by step, stopping at those or other, depending on the degree of intensity of internal work.
А017UM77 is the number of the car. A-O-U-M - breath decomposing into sounds.
The action takes place behind the wheel of a car that travels around the city. Where the car is heading and why is unknown. And what is available is the world by the eyes of the driver: a glimmering city outside the window, and images inspiring by memories. The hero does not feel like a whole person. He perceives himself and the surrounding world fragmented, disunited and begins to understand for himself what is happening by decompose it into components. Through reassembly of fragments to find integrity - in another way he does not know how.
19.09.2015 Street Art Museum of Saint Petersburg
12.09.2015 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA)
27.08.2015 EMA SPACE
It takes as its basis the real stories of the project members. Guys discuss the endless archetypal stories about street fights, problems with the law, cars, friends.
"Special edition" is a conversation with oneself, futile attempt to escape from a system of opinions and judgments about ourselves. The spectator try to answer the question "what his personal play and for whom?"
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
The performance is based on the real history of Moscow's graffiti artists. Together with the main character who goes to Paris "to make the subway", we are faced with the oppression of totalitarian anti-vandal laws, we find our own helplessness and the only way to get out we choose self-awareness.
Information waves, settling on the soil of space outside of tradition, do not give not a single chance for heroes to perceive and structure reality. The performance narrates about the journey into the depth of the fragmented consciousness, which strengthens internal separation. Experience and process. Mastering your own consciousness in the situation of the break with your own tradition.
In the center of the narrative is information that has no content and illusion to find oneself through words and thoughts, through culture. All events are hidden from the viewer. On the stage is what happens between. This is an attempt to work with a language whose main content is pure duration.
Performance, during which six heroes try to find space hidden behind the senses, using word games. The book "The Reality of Being" by Jeanne de Salzmann, chosen for research, tells about the search for a way beyond the limits of one's own automatism.
Performance is built in exactly the same way as the stream of thoughts in heads: one thought catches up with another, and if two thoughts collide, then all the members of performance go back to the beginning.
Even if we choose the words ourselves, we no longer respond to their meanings. The head works separately from the body and emotions are separately from reality in principle. Our work is in discovering this reality, in awakening. In real time, we are on one of the practices that reveals this work.
Intensive course, which has been designed to work at the Academy of Arts, consisted of two parts daily practices - morning and evening.
Morning physical training resembles the training of Fight Club, opens the pressure point that interfere in the process of working with the body on the stage. Then each of the participants work independently with free improvisation with music Gabba hardcore (the most simple music with high bpm (170). We find the impulse to do certain movements, trying to understand their source and start to shoot down the usual course of the body. The body has to become a source. This practice takes more than an hour, attempts may be useless, the result is not achieved, but nevertheless it is a necessary step of releasing inner impulses.
In the continuation of the exercises performed on the communicating members of groups, such as the passage with his eyes closed in unfamiliar rooms, silence with their eyes open without the ability to communicate. Practice may vary.
In the evening, the work begins with the text, but not as a sense-material. While pronouncing the words, as if you're staying in the territory of "the text". Important voice and breath control, so the work involves singing.
|09.09.2017||Gull / Educational program "Where is the revolution" / Cosmoscow Art Fair|
|20.05.2017||PLAY "A017UM77" / Moscow Museum|
|09.10.2016||Intervention / Presentation of Ponosov’s book "Art and the City" / City Cultural Center "PRAVDA"|
|30.08.2016||Intervention / Street art Biennale "Artmossfera" / Heineken bar|
|08.09.2016||Readings / "Lyubimovka" - Young drama festival / Theatre DOC|
|04.08.2016||Preview A016UM77 / FACES&LACES / City Cultural Center "PRAVDA"|
|09.07.2016||Training / Miltronic wellness club / V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art|
|24.01.2016||"43X08" Special project for the Theatre Night Insomnia / The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre|
|A Play "Special Edition":|
|19.09.2015||Street Art Museum of Saint Petersburg|
|12.09.2015||Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA)|
|23.02.2015||Open casting / Design - Factory FLACON|
|20.12.2014||Sketch of the Play / Voronezh Academy of Arts|
|11.12.2014||Guide / Sound installation / Images of the museum / Moscow Museum of Modern Art|
|16.10.2014||Experiment #3 / Festival Territory / Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMa)|
|21.08.2014||A special conditions for exchange / Screening / MUMOK, Wien|
|13.06.2014||Experiment #2 / F.ACT Festival / Gorky Park|
|A Play "Allowing existence to happen":|
|17.05.2014||Open Rehearsal / Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA)|
|21.04.2014||Shakespeare from the streets / Video installation / Theatre of Nations|