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work made with a support of < rotor > association for contemporary art and Kharkiv municipal gallery
Ordinary concrete fence of a private house. What is it? Owner's Property Protection? Or the symbolic protection of their own borders, the borders of personal freedom.
In essay of Marcus Schroer states that “if state borders are no longer closed tight, then at least the borders of their own space, equipped with an adequate number of code locks, should protect against uninvited guests. The success story of gated communities is a testament to the loss of confidence in the borders overseen by the state, as well as the rapid rise in popularity of the security topic and the prosperity of the security industry. ”In the Ukrainian context, you can see the peak of distrust at the borders after the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian territories.
My work is a site-specific installation. I have established the so-called “eurofence” on the Ukrainian-Russian border. To me, this symbolizes that by protecting our own freedom and our own borders, we support the borders and make them more resilient to external dangers.
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