Russia: a swaddled soul

2012-04-26 - Sankt PetersburgRizzordy Art Fondation, exhibition Happiness is a warm gun

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I appear as a Cariatide and stand still for an hour holding a Russian izba of a pink color over my shoulders. Cariatide is a mythical woman and also a figure that holds architectural part of the building.

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This specific new woman, with no resemblance to someone else, has always existed between - or even within - millions women of the past who, perhaps, could only express them during the nighttime when baby care and housekeeping was over for a little time - right until the next day comes. An innovative potential of a female was depressed and never found its application in the society due to traditional roles prescribed, which order prevailed.


A woman with education for centuries remained a rare phenomenon, too.

A woman wearing a mantle of a master is a clear sign of her good education.

This is, though, a figure of the Newest Times. One like her would have been burned centuries ago.

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Live concert

2012-02-09 - Moscow, Pecherskiy gallery

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2011-09-17 - Perofmance festival 9 DAYS, parallel program of the fourth Moscow Biennale – SOLYANKA STATE GALLERY, Moscow

During her nine-day performance, artist Elena Kovylina intends to test some of the practical techniques aimed at achieving immortality.

Today the special methods used in ancient and modern studies, offering the achievement of aforementioned objectives, can be found in abundance in bookstores in sections such as "Mystery and the unknown," "Spiritual," "The path to one’s self," and so on.

This is not only an exercise of eye revival, but also the meditation of Merkabah, the exotic types of yoga, the Holotropic Breathwork, lucid dreaming, and much more.

Even if the artist will not be able to disappear, having become a flash of light, like the Prophet Elijah, she will at least try to look beyond the physical dimension.

Each day will be devoted to another practice. The public will be informed on the day of the performance.

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