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Ani Zur

The Stone of Revolution

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Video " The Stone of Revolution" is the personal author's rethinking of events in Ukraine during the revolution at Maidan, where, demounting paving and armed with this weapon, people have tried to "dissasemble" and destroy inefficient system of governance that Ukraine has inherited from the Soviet Union. A piece of paving, the stone of revolution, became a symbol of hope for the expulsion of the spirits of the past, hindering the development of society.

A year after the revolutionary upheavals, the author finds a burnt chip paving in the neighborhood of Maidan and takes it to a trip to Moscow. She installs the stone into the Red Square paving in front of the mausoleum - exactly where the mummy of the former leader of the revolution Lenin is placed, organizing in such a manner a metaphorical image of a clash of the Soviet era with the energy of change.

Note: Ani Zur participated in the VASA "Witness Ukraine" project. "Witness Ukraine" provided to photographers and video makers a platform for their images related to the 2013 people's revolt in the Ukraine. In "Witness" Ani Zur stated that her “ performance raises the question of human helplessness in the face of the state “machine”, and the use of human resources for solving political problems”.

About Ani Zur (Iryna Ruzina)

Ani Zur was born in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1979. She graduated from Moscow State University of Culture and Art (photography) in 2008. Working with photography, video, performance she raise questions of human communication with its ancestors, human relations, personal boundaries, possibilities of the body to go through a social experience and the influence of society on individuals.

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