In 2006/2007 I participated in the program Field Studies – public art in Russian, Scandinavian and Finnish artist in St.Petersburg. It was produced by the National center for contemporary art, St.Petersburg branch and I contributed with my piece Re-arranged Movement (1999).
The performative piece was executed in the passages of the Art Center Pushkinskaya 10 in St. Petersburg.
People are always moving through spaces and levels of consciousness. In the city signs are telling You where to go and how to organize Yourself to others. We are often very well coordinated to meet the demands of the city. Both to make our movements fit economically in this environment and to keep up the feeling that we are free to make individual selections of directions in the city and life.
Movement takes time and effort and, therefore, it’s important to measure the shortest way between two places. That measurement is, however, often deformed by the shifting variables (physical or mental) for city travel.
Showing some slides from the catalog:
Other participating artists in the NCCA – Field Studies project: Lars Arrenius (SWE), Viktoria Ilyushkina (RUS), Année Olofsson (SWE), Anne-Brit Rage and Gunnhild Bakke (NOR), Victor Remishevsky (RUS), Ann Rosén (SWE), Pavel Shururov and Group 33+1 (RUS) and Video artists from Nordic Countries and Russia.
This project was supported by:
I only have one catalog left but there still are some 80 catalogs available in St. Petersburg, plz. contact NCCA if you are interested in getting one!