Mikhail Tolmachev "CAPTIVITY" solo show

Sienkiewiczova 4
Bratislava, Slovakia
08.03.2023 - 05.05.2023
Captivity is a series of frottages of items such as furniture and personal belongings allowed in the cells Temporary Detention Center for Foreign Citizens in Moscow.
It is a center for foreigners awaiting forced deportation from Russia. Commonly it was used for the detention in inhuman conditions of seasonal workers from Central Asia who broke the migration laws of Russia.
During major protests against Putin's regime, arrested protesters were also taken to this center. And after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, many Ukrainian citizens were forcibly moved to the territory of Russia and held in detention centres.
The basic cell phone can be bought from the administration. It is allowed to use it twice a week for 15 minutes. After the inmate’s release, these cell phones are again confiscated and resold by the administration to the next inmate for the same money.