Your friend also goes to Europe

 

performance/video

St.Petersburg/Russia/2019

The performance took place on the shores of the frozen Baltic sea. I stood there looking in the direction of Europe holding a flag. The flag says in English  “Your friend also goes to Europe”. The performance deals with the massive migration of many Russians to Europe and North America and also with my own migration to Germany. During the 40 minutes of the performance, and under strong wind and cold temperature, my body got completely frozen. I kept holding up the flag until I couldn’t feel my hands and legs anymore. Like a heartache or longing, the physical stress on me during the performance symbolizes the pains and inevitable hardships of migration.