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“a few advice on how not to let the ground swallow you up” 2016
performative act
ALEKSEI TARUTS

One of the performers, playing the role of a face control at the entrance to the last chamber of the group show. Behind him are two other performers and a laser projection which is a title of the work in russian — “  / A few advice on how not to let the ground swallow you up”

THERES A LINE AT THE ENTRANCE TO ENTER THE FINAL ARCHWAY OF THE GROUP SHOW, CALLED “YOUNG BLOOD”. VIEWERS ARE LET IN ONE BY ONE, BY A HEAVY SECURITY GUARD AND A FC MEDIUM. THERES AN INTERNAL ROUTE IN THE COLD AND DAMP CHAMBER (ITS 30M IN DEPTH), SO IT TAKES A WHILE, BC A VIEWER HAS TO FOLLOW DMITRY THROUGH SEVERAL STOPS. FIRST STOP IS — A CAST SLAB THATS BEING HANDHELD BY A HIRED EXTRA — IS A FRAGMENT OF THE TRIUMPH GALLERY FLOOR, MELTED BY THE CONSTANT HELLFIRE OF MEDIATION. SECOND STOP — ANOTHER WOMAN, STANDING IMPASSIVELY IN THE DEADEND OF THE ARCHED TUNNEL. TO EACH AND EVERY VISITOR SHE SAYS: “YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL ANYONE ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD HERE”. THAT CAN BE INTERPRETED AS A WARNING OR AS MERE SUGGESTION ABOUT THE GENERAL INDIFFERENCE.

Line of people at the entrance to the tunnel.

One of the performers is holding the object. The object is a polished brass mould of the Triumph gallery flooring.

installation view after the opening

next day after the performative event

upper left corner — video documentation of the people standing in line; on the right - the object under the glass cover; the sound is reproduced by the soundshower speaker, for it to be reflected from wall to wall; laser projection in the far end.