Soviefy / Zeta Tukana
performance by Galina Schevchenko and Dania C4e
May 31, 2019 at 7pm

Zeta Tucanae – is a nearby star, which may have been a life-bearing planet in its planetary system. If such a planet existed, soviet ideologues believed it would eventually be reached and colonized by humanity, living in the era of Communism. Current  performance is a conceptual rendering of this phantasy through Omni-media salvaging of Soviet songs about:

  1. human victories over space and nature.
  2. environment and conservation.

Performance in the soviefy series is an immersive  sequence of soviet songs, exploring specific strains in sots-realistic aesthetics. It includes simultaneous live video performance by Galina Shevchenko and vocal – by Dania C4e, musicians and open choir. The performance takes place in two loosely aligned consecutive cycles.

Artists indulge in re-contextualization and deconstruction of soviet visual and conceptual tropes, and creation of  a new suspended narrative perpetuity. In the process the artists contemplate features of the abandoned utopias and memetic persistence of discarded ideological experiences.

This is a one-night only performance, free and open to the public.



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