Rain drips down the main hall of the workshop building. What could be evidence of a dilapidated and leaky building structure is part of Daria Nazarenko's latest work. In the context of Freestyle Culture, the artist has found the appropriate environment to engage in collaborative practice, strategies of integration and appropriation of social and built environments through the body. Her 3-channel video installation "the report - promise, you'll come!" (2022), now on view for the first time, is based on impressions from a research trip to the JAKARLO Festival in Dakar and the École des Sables - an international center for traditional and contemporary African dance in Senegal. Here, the artist creates a fictional narrative on three levels: a screen shows landscapes and places that cross-fade and are scanned by Lisa Jones, Nasrin Torabi and Daria Nazarenko in dance. Dialogue describes a dream experience.
The text is projected onto a mirror. Finally, a hologram fan shows close-ups from a Cypher dance session that included Nazarenko and her crew members. Here, the shape of the fan takes on the characteristic form of the spontaneously formed 'stage' - the circle between the participants of the session. In the coexistence of the various sound and image tracks, the setting thereby reproduces on a technical level the artistic exchange in the community, which after all - and Nazarenko makes this clear through rain and fog - does not need any specially built spaces for it and can just as well take place on the street. As part of the exhibition, she will perform the installation together with dancer Elisa Castagna.
Text by Lydia Korndörfer
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