Decades

24.10 - 19.11.2017
Bogdan Ablozhnyy
Andrey Bogush

 

Car mon pis et mon mieux Sont les

plus deserts lieux? **

** Because all my worst and all my best

are the most desert places? (fr.)

 

Border policemen are alarmed that several people from this group are having
passports issued on the same day. During an additional inspection, they find 100,000
rubles in the same envelopes at each, and one of them has a military ticket, an identity
disc of the Russian Armed Forces and a camouflage cloak.

Moscow, February 2017

 

I am being arrested
I am already arrested
to light a cigarette on a big square has never been a big crime

enigmatic confluence

forced unification or suppression of any feelings

do not take things from strangers
a board with missing persons
...in war prison camps and prisons (singing)

the "Fortress" plan in Kitay-gorod dark car window
your ambivalence

 

frétillement, grues, pose un lapin, arrière-pensée etc*
*Wiggling, whores, stand someone up, afterthought etc (fr.)

 

the streets seem unthinkable wide
wider than the widest squares of the world barbarian settlements
the Mongols,
red barrows
demining land
troops,

earthen shafts
the hills the hills the hills (interspersed)

police squads shells OMON
army

and the sense of deception, humiliation of an individual and an attempt to shoot down the life from the chosen direction.
the Russian terrorism (I saw you, M.)

History circumscribes us and sets its limits it doesn’t determine what we are,
but what we are in the process
of differing from

 

Moscow streets at night interspersed with piles
military piles, war prisoners, OMON’s, riot squads

 

 

i look through the dark car window
to close my eyes or to open
i’ve already written three letters to one boy (that blue his eyes were longing, i ...)

 

but there still are those who sleep under the bridges, under the highways and near the train lines
i love them like never loved anyone

My eyes are dimmed with tears, i feel distant and feminine

...sooner or later you will be awake

Hatred and Remorse – these are the two main enemies

 

In his practice Bogdan Ablozhnyy (1994) references writings, video installations, performances and sculpture as well as such specific genres as situation, black labour  and unfinished novel, allowing for narrative and formal contradiction simultaneously encourage and impede identification. Bogdan Ablozhnyy lives and works in Saint Petersburg and Frankfurt am Main.

In his work, Andrey Bogush (b. 1987) probes the unstable nature of image production by transferring digital images onto various analogue materials. His large-scale installations have been exhibited at the The Finnish Museum of Photography, NRW Forum in Düsseldorf and the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki. He lives and works between Helsinki and Berlin

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