Take over (action)

2016

Rusted metal does not slip on concrete, wooden wheels don’t turn around well, there is no wish to hold the bicycle handlebar. I will ask to smile and to take a memorable photo.

To invade in the human body.
To penetrate inside and impose my own rules.
To absolutely restrict freedom. To force freedom out of the human like toothpaste is forced out the tube.
To demonstrate how far I can go in taking something away. Where is the border between what can be taken away from a person and what cannot be taken away?
This border is so vague. Is it possible to take human’s soul away? Or just get close to that purpose?
Perhaps a person wants to be occupied? Perhaps he feels better this way? Perhaps he needs that?
Does an artist have right to occupy? If someone powerful has the right, why he cannot do that?
When an organ is blocked, I do not just deprive the possibility to use it, I say that it belongs to me. I want to own something that I cannot own. It is impossible to take human’s hand and say that it is mine, but I say it is possible. It is impossible to take human’s eye or ear and say that they are mine, but I say it is possible.
Everything can be mine if I have more power and opportunities than you.
I will be kind to them, I will give them crutches and prostheses.


Рicture 1, paper, marker, 2017

Closed post-manufacture premise, where no audience will be present during the action, only the participants of the action.
Cement blocks deprive the person who gets inside any possibility or need to move.


Visualization, workshop, view from above.

Six stages of conveyor that deprive person’s body which are accompanied by video broadcast:

  1. Changing rooms. Every participant leaves their clothes.
  2. Waiting hall. The place where everyone is waiting for their turn.
  3. Occupation. Installation of a cement block on one body part.
  4. The hall of help. Choosing the tool that will help person move.
  5. Photo cabin. Taking photo of front, profile and from above.
  6. Room of adaptation. The place where participants can move “free”.

Cement blocks deprive the person who gets inside any possibility or need to move.


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Рicture 2, paper, marker, 2017