Waiting for

Center Red, Moscow, July 2017

(cardboard, acrylic, video, sound)

I had just graduated from the BAZA Institute of Contemporary Art. The installation was a reflection on the theme of studying at the school of contemporary art. The cardboard signs reproduce an excerpt from the text of Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot”, where the characters pass hats to each other in a circle. Also, a video from the teleplay was projected on the wall with the same moment, looped and repeated over and over again. The soundtrack was a sound mess – audio recordings of lectures by the institute teachers, superimposed on each other.

On the closing day, visitors could take any card with them and thus break the pattern of storytelling and the endless passing of hats to each other, break the vicious circle.
And I recycled what was left.