VASYA RUN – an interactive social experiment on the bounds of theater, music and contemporary art. The group is comprised of guys between the ages of 18 to 28, with no prior experience of performing.
The anonymous platform was created with the intention of enabling interaction and collaboration.
The central focus is on developing self-remembering, self-study and total immersion in the practice. All process is based on the research in acting practices, mental and spiritual schools, physical education.
5/6.10.2018. Bell foundry. Whitechapel gallery. London.
The participants use certain techniques and practices in conditions of silence and a semi-sleeping state to recreate experiences from their own past. Then all psychological and mental constructions are deleted from the occurring memory, which may be from any time in the past, so that only the memory of the body remains. Parallel work is carried out with a text, creating a complex desynchronization within the body/mind dichotomy. A time line is set independently for each physical action, based on the insertion/occurrence of the situation.
An additional task from the Book of Five Rings is imposed upon each physical action. This book is taken as the basis, since it includes a necessary measure of abstraction in any of its recommendations regarding hypothetical combat. The way of the Samurai is the original way of somebody who is prepared for death at any moment.
20.05.2017 Museum of Moscow
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.
The action takes place behind the wheel of a car that travels around the city, through the eyes of the driver. Where the car is heading and why is unknown. Through the window a glimmering city and images inspiring by memories.
The hero feels he is disassembled. He perceives himself and the surrounding world fragmented, disunited and begins to understand what is happening by breaking it into components. He searches for integrity through reassembling these fragments.
А017UM77 is the number plate of the car. A-O-U-M - breath decomposing into sounds.
19.09.2015 Street Art Museum of Saint Petersburg
12.09.2015 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA)
27.08.2015 EMA SPACE
Based on the real stories of the project participants.
The guys discuss the endless stereotypical stories about street fights, problems with the law, cars, friends.
"Special edition" is a conversation with oneself, a futile attempt to escape from a system of opinions and judgments about ourselves. The viewer tries to answer the question "what my personal play and who is it for?"
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
The performance is based on the real history of Moscow's graffiti artists. We go to Paris together with the main character "to make the subway", 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 our hero to perceive and structure reality. The performance takes us on a journey into the depth of fragmented consciousness, strengthening internal separation. Experience and process. Mastering your own consciousness in the situation of the break with your own tradition.
Central to the narrative is information that has no content and illusion of finding oneself through words and thoughts, through culture.
All events are hidden from the viewer as an attempt to work in a language whose main content is pure duration.
Composer: BEAT-MAKER-BEAT aka SPACE KID
Choreographer: Andrey Droni
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, created for the Academy of Arts, consisting of two daily practices - morning and evening.
Morning physical training resembles the training of Fight Club, opening the pressure points 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 becomes the source of these movements. 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.
The exercises lead to communication training such as, navigating through unfamiliar rooms with the eyes closed and practicing silence with the eyes open but without direct communication.
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». Voice and breath control is key, the work involves singing.
|5/6.10.2018||How does it work / Bell foundry Whitechapel / VAC Foundation|
|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|