Performative Sculpture 'Stardust' was created during January-February 2019 as a symbolic "celebrating"of
of annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
since Maria was last time at home with her family...
This huge installation is own interpretation of the map of the Kerch Peninsula (125 sqm of the peninsula model). Created by author's technique.
from the artist's body where created by the same materials as soil of the landscape of the installation: metal, wood, various types of soil, minerals, different types of cement, stone dust, sand, chamotte, various types of granite dust, natural stone pigments, iron oxides, sea salt and special supplements.
The video was created by scanning photos and recreating the gradations of sky colors over the Kerch Peninsula at different times of the day. Photos used from the personal archive of the artist.
"I am the first of my family, who was physically born in Crimea. But, like everyone else, almost the entire population of Kerch, Crimea is the migrants, the heroes who created civilizations on a very special Land throughout its many thousands of years of history. Therefore, this project is about People and Land. People who turn into land~landscape and land turns into people.
Therefore, all the sculptures are created from the same material as the landscape – the model of the Kerch Peninsula. All of us, people of the planet Earth, are StarDusts. And all We are humans, created by the migration of the remains of stars, can we, ordinary dust particles, build boundaries between each other, hate each other, disrespect each other, start wars and kill each other?
Crimea is a unique land, where the greatest multitude of different cultures and nationalities are gathered, it is full of different colors of people and cultures, it is part of, the continuation of the same multicultural and multinational Ukraine".
Special thanks to the whole team of the exhibition Amazing Stories of Crimea
for their help and faith in the project, separately to Yulia Vaganova, Olesia Ostrovska-Lyuta, Anna Pohribna, Sergey Diptan and to the whole Mystetskyi Arsenal