dressin(g)progress #2
digital nostalgia

This performance was part of a series of events that explore emerging culture. Yelena worked with her multicultural background and online experience to define a generation. What is left over when age long traditions clash with modern subcultures? Young people are the ones deciding what norms, values and aesthetics they want to let live. In this ongoing struggle for survival, idea's clash and become something new. This project was an attempt to define what happens and make it tangible. During this performance the process of a photoshoot was played out on stage in front of the audience. A model was dressed, styled, made up and photographed during 30 minutes. When the process reached a climax, the model was covered up with a black cloth. A polaroid of the motionless model was taken and all participants walked away leaving her behind. After the model left, the public was watching an empty stage accompanied by nostalgic music, left to contemplate what they have seen.

Crew: Yelena Myshko, Stefan Immanuel Fiole, Mark Stadman, Julia Hendriks, Sophia Peroti

  • art
  • year: 2010
  • medium: performance
  • duration: 30 min

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