How to Make Life Liveable? - 2/3
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About The Event
Only I know how we survived
The exhibition focus on focus on artist’s books, which are one of Tatiana Fiodorovas most prevalent means of expression. The exhibition includes publications: eg Only I know how we survived (2018), Soviet Passport (2014) and Factory Steaua Rosie (2014). IThe exhibition also includes a series af drawings and a video documenting an outdoor performance.
In search of her identity and facts determining her future the Tatiana Fiodorova has turned to the older generation of Moldovan women, many of whom are already retired. The focus of attention is the artist's mother who has worked as a saleswoman at a flea market for the last ten years.
The book presents drawings made on toilet paper, an interview with the artist's mother, and small stories from the sellers at the flea market, which is located near the Chisinau railway station. For two years, 2016-2017 the artist has documented and observed the life of this place. In the summer of 2017 the flea market was closed by the authorities of the city of Chisinau. Portraits and stories of women tell of the difficult everyday life of the aging Moldovan women and help to rethink the Soviet past and present Moldovan today. What is a woman's future for the country of Moldova?
Fiodorova will also present her performance I am not toilet paper.
Tatiana Fiodorova – a Moldavian artist, curator and educator working with current political and social themes, often evaluated in contextual relation to the history of the Soviet Union. This results in works of installation, live performance, public art, video and artists’ books.
The exhibition is open until april 13th at rum46.
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The dissonance of memory (chapter II)
The artist will present her on-going project The dissonance of memory developed during several artist residencies at Sigrids Stue, Gellerup since 2015.
The installation at rum46 takes its point of departure in the multi-layered narratives surrounding the area of Gellerup and Toveshøj. Tracing the waves of change, progress and re-design of the area from the never realized plans till today’s Helhedsplan (the grand master plan for the area) through a re-contextualisation of material from the local archive, conversations and keywords relating to recently digitized private images. The installation will consist of film material, textile banners, text and photographic material. Rum46 will be a test site for the work in progress through discursive meetings and other input – which will inform the film and large-scale sound work that will be presented in Gellerup in June 2018.
Maj Hasager – a visual artist based in Copenhagen. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, architecture, and the construction of history, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research based and interdisciplinary, and she works predominantly with text, sound, video, and photography. Hasager is Programme Director of Critical & Pedagogical Studies (MFA) at Malmö Art Academy.