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November 23, 2017 / 20:00:

Final presentation 
in Saint Petersburg

E17.2

︎ technical info

Berthold Centre, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Original idea, design, objects: Sergey Shabohin

Choreography:
Concept, performance: Isadorino Gore Dance co-op (Daria Plokhova, Alexandra Portyannikova)
Costumes: VOLNA

Light installation:
Concept, production: VOLNA (Nikita Golyshev, Snezhana Vinogradova)
Electronic assembly support: Nikita Savinyh
Assembly: VOLNA (Dmitry Gavkalyuk, Katerina Morza)

Sound:
Composer: Yuri Akbalkan
Development and programming of digital synthesizer: Sergey Kostyrko
   
Video installation:
Concept, editing, production: VOLNA
Camera: Alexey Kubasov, Sergey Shabohin
   
Project documentation:
Camera: Polina Korotaeva, VOLNA
Photo: Valery Smirnov
   
Goethe-Institut St. Petersburg:
Director: Dr. Günther Hasenkamp
Initiator of the project, Director of Goethe-Institut St. Petersburg, 2014 – 2017:  Dr. Angelika Eder
Project coordinators: Jana Soboleva, Snezhana Vinogradova









ПУСТ* is the resulting project of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory – a large-scale project of Goethe-Institut Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In 2016, the collective worked as guest artists in Karlsruhe and, as an outcome of the residency, presented the first outline of ПУСТ* in ZKM. In 2017, the collective visited the site of the historical event, the Belavezha Forest, and collected audio and video material for the exhibit. The final presentation took place on November 23 – 26, 2017 in St. Petersburg.

Viewing the Belavezha event as an act of creating political myths with a kind of fairy tale behind it, various symbolic objects were found: brushwood, fern, anthill, wild animals and other images filled with paganism, ceremonial alcohol as an invariable attribute of fantasy and conjecture, Soviet crystal, a long negotiation table, the document itself and the bizarre story of its creation and disappearance. The team created an eight-channel synthesizer that uses phase-shifted analog sine-waves to generate constantly changing ambient-noise landscapes in real-time. Schwarzwald light installationacted as stand alone object during the exhibition, providing scenography for the performance and allowing visitors to enter the conditional forest. The video was produced in the woods of the Belavezha Forest (Belarus) and in Schwarzwald (Germany) and built into the exhibition as a multi-channel installation. The choreography consisted of various bodily patterns: movements of ordinary Soviet citizens (the social body), images of forest phantoms and natural / political savagery, the plasticity of politicians including the facial expressions of Belarusian President Stanislav Shushkevich and a dance of Boris Yeltsin.


1. ПУСТ*, poster,
Berthold Centre,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
2017


2. Fragment of performance,
Berthold Centre,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
2017

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As part of the final presentation of the ПУСТ* cycle, a project glossary was created.