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Heroines from the East

2000-07-15 - mixed media, prints, video, sound installation (the project by Elena Kovylina and Anna Abazieva) Guelman Gallery, Moscow


This project is called “Heroines from the East”.

Here we are playing with stereotypes of Soviet Army’s policy of expansionism.

We disguise ourselves in military costumes. Then we draw something with Photoshop and… Now we are sitting on the Statue of Liberty’s head, afterwards we are rushing to the attack sitting naked on a tank muzzle.

This is a kind of feministic irony on totalitarian myths related to Soviet Russia.

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© Elena Kovylina, 2003-2008