«несколько советов, чтобы не провалиться под землю»
“a few advice on how not to let the ground swallow you up”
2016

PERFORMANCE / MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION @ YOUNG BLOOD GROUP EXHIBITION
ALEKSEI TARUTS

Performance at the opening

1

The exhibition space consists of a number of arched chambers formerly used for wine storage. The performance takes place in the last chamber and ends the exhibition.

2

Two performers are placed at the entrance to the chamber: a security guard and a mediator. The second security guard is standing nearby, holding a camera and recording everything.

The viewers are let in one by one. The line of people grows longer and longer.

3

The phrase «A FEW ADVICE ON HOW NOT TO LET THE GROUND SWALLOW YOU UP» is projected to the rear wall of the chamber by a laser beamer. The mediator guides each visitor inside the chamber. There are two points inside the chamber to which each visitor is taken:

3.1

In the middle of the chamber next to the right right side i stands a performer holding a small object made of polished brass. The object is a cast from the floor covering of the Triumph Gallery (which is the sponsor of the whole exhibition).

3.2

In the far end of the chamber stands a performer. To each viewer she says a phrase:

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL ANYONE ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD HERE”

After that the viewer is politely guided out from the chamber.

Post performance installation

4

The brass object is placed into the red lit vitrine in the same spot where stood the performer.

5

The laser projection keeps working.

6

The recorded voice is played black from the sound shower speaker installed in the same spot where stood the talking performer.

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.