Now there is a war unleashed by the government of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine, a monstrous genocide of the Ukrainian people is taking place. In these circumstances, we cannot work here, that is, make art and participate in exhibitions — not because we want to publicly complain about our questionably difficult life, but because for us making art and participating in exhibitions here is simply not possible - neither psychologically nor ethically. This is our statement about conscious silence on the territory of Russia during the war.
VASYARUN is a long-term ongoing project which started as a research in youth subcultures and developed into the almost community-based relational piece which now requires from participants to dedicate their time and beliefs to the proposed practices which in the end would reward them with mindfulness and another, more stable states of mind.
Vasya is a young boy, full of inner dialogues and personalities. He tries to reflect upon the present state of things which changes permanently as long as he grows up.
We work anonymously with boys with street background to transform, to awaken their power in trainings and performances
2021Stay here - you are the main act for MUDAM Luxembourg
2020It just seems that way for Garage MCA
2019If you want to continue for Kampnagel Theater and The MAAT Lisbon
2018How does it work for Bell foundry Whitechapel
2017A017UM77 for Museum of Moscow
2015Special edition for Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art GIBCA
2014Allowing existence to happen for Moscow museum of modern art
"THE MIND IS HYPNOTIC. LOST IN OUR OWN IDEAS. BREATH-IN - I. BREATH-OUT - AM."
"THIS WAS EVERYWHERE, THE SEARCH HAS BEEN SUSTAINABLE. TRADE CENTERS, SUBWAY TRANSITIONS, CLUBS, STATIONS, SUBURBS. IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SUBCULTURE, EVERYBODY IS READY TO SUPPORT OUR HISTORY. IF YOU BEGIN TO TALK ABOUT EXPERIMENTS, IT INTIMIDATES. THERE IS A FEAR OF LOSING ONESELF. WHO CAN OVERCAME THIS FEAR?"
"IF YOU IMPROVISE, BE AWARE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF 'SO CALLED' FREEDOM. YOU CAN NOT ACT SPONTANESELY, YOU BRING YOUR OWN BAGGAGE."
"FORGET THE PAST - SEE FORWARD. THEY CAN NOT CONFINE EVERYONE. WHERE IS THE PROPHET? WHO IS THE PROPHET? THE SUBURBS WILL NOT BE EXTINGUISHED."
"Something in us makes its way through "situations" to the flow of time, to the "real". An important goal of our work is synchronicity with reality, staying in the flow. Performance as an opportunity to compare with time."
"I still don't know why this is needed? I don't know why I'm coming, but I can't not come anymore."
"I remember when they took me out of the entrance in handcuffs..I sat in the department and thought: They walk around, they carry papers, and I feel whole in this chaos."
"I want to choose a path without fear, wake up, become free, stop being afraid of not having time to do something. To go out to enter, to release my boundless power, me. I am what I do to myself, not what happens to me. The whole world is chasing the generally imposed, everyone is trying to change the world around, but not in themselves, afraid to say that they have not grown up to something to understand. I take experience, taking blows with my own personality, experiencing, living."
"I was skateboarding, I was so cool until I was 16, everyone was talking about me. But suddenly there was fear, everything collapsed, I was afraid either to disgrace myself or not to do a trick. now I understand that it's just a thought in my mind. How did I live before without this awareness at all? I always track my way and now I just realized what led me here. I've been in this state for a year, looking for something. And it seems that this is what I was looking for."
"I feel like I am in an alcoholics Anonymous club. It's very difficult for me to communicate. I am very reserved. Our meetings are a big step for me. I am already communicating openly with you, freely. This is all work on ourselves, in the process of which we also rehearse."
"Now I'm working on my future. This is a sprout that will be reflected later."
"I come to the rehearsal for these two or three hours to completely disconnect. I have to do something all the time, but rehearsals allow me to switch completely because I am immersed. I feel safe and don't notice how time passes."
"I am trying to put into practice what we are doing. I like to look into everyone's eyes when I'm on the subway. Now I think I'm here."