The limit of time for reflection put me in the tiny limits. So the main idea was to go simple and minimal with the visual side and play more with the meaning of the material.
The “Quayola：Asymmetric Archaeology - Gazing Machines” based on the subtraction way of sculpting. When you start from the whole piece and create the final shape by subtracting material. We can call this process as “construction by deconstruction”. That what happened with ourselves in relation to knowledge and information. To become an individual in the information age you need free yourself not just from the noise, common sense and dogmatic thinking, but also from yourself.
Vasily Betin, Eugenio Altieri, Lena Kilina
We have 3 parts in the performance that connected with 3 levels of freeing:
• From everything to something. Everything is infinite knowledge and information that surround us from the moment we born. But it has no sense if we can`t understand it. To understand – we need to filter the “swallow” part. I chose the noisy image that subtracts this “informational noise” to let us get a shape – the piece of stone.
• From something to “me”. The solid piece of stone represents the dogmatic view and common sense that dominate in society. This another block on the road to true yourself. To get the freedom of choice you need to question all this view to prove or disprove it for yourself. You need to destroy this solid stone to make yourself from the parts you prove for yourself.
• From “me” to ME. And the third stage – you need to destroy yourself again to create are new meanings and sense from the world that around you. To be – is to be conscious. And consciousness is the source of nothingness, its activity toward being yourself. “Being in nothingness” by J.P.Sartre.