Documentation of Performance
IZone, Kyiv, 2017
Creator: Maria Plotnikova
Co-creator: Ani Zur
Performers: Natasha Chichasova – Anzhelika Gonchar –Maria Kulikovska – Maria Lanko – Bogdan Moroz –Sasha Oniy – Maria Plotnikova – Maria Ralemskaya –Anton Romanov – Ani Zur
Photo: Zoya Laktionova, Izolyatsia
Video: Anastasiya Plotnikova, Rost Vishneviy
Ten people standing in a circle, facing the audience. All of them are dressed in black, except one. One is completely naked, but not for a long time, as another person, standing to the left of him is giving him his own clothes becoming naked himself. The action repeats clockwise. Everyone gets undressed, giving his/her clothes to another; but soon, he/she is dressed back by somebody.
The transformation happens during the performance. From the beginning performer doesn’t feel comfortable being naked in the room, full of dressed people, and he/she gratefully and with impatience accepts the sacrifice from another. After a while, one gets used to his nakedness and feels safe. He/she doesn’t want this care any longer. So, the irritation increases and the process goes faster. Finally a performer doesn’t want to be dressed or undressed, only to be left alone. By the end, the system ruins and performers start to brake the instruction, improvising and building on the given context.