An Olfactory installation made from car fresheners about the connection of Russia’s history with its geographical definition and large territory.
Classical cardboard “Yelochka” fresheners
on different heights by strings.
The artificial forest fills the space, trying to mask
its consuming emptiness.
Olfactory installation, 2021
“The motif of civilization. Everyone knew that Novorossiya had just recently been adjoined
to the empire of Ekaterina II; that it was a bare plain without cities and roads and almost without
a settled population. Potemkin’s goal was
to demonstrate that this large territory is already almost fully civilized, or at least that it was vigorously developing.”
“I confess that I was shocked by everything I saw,”
count de Ludolph, “I thought that I was seeing a fairy’s magic wand at work creating cities and palaces. Mighty is the wand of Knyaz Potemkin, but it falls heavy on Russia.”
Quote of an unknown author
(is part of the work)
* Now there is a war going on in the territory
that is being discussed in our work. We are against Russia's military invasion in Ukraine.