Artist: Nariste Alieva
Coordinator: Natasha Dolgaya
Organized by Ivan Polyakov Humanitarian Project
Supported by Interstate Corporation of Development
The exhibition is a peculiar chronicle of the decline between the two poles of the hierarchy of modern mobility. This is a search for identity through analysis of three interrelated elements: locale, network and memory.
Today, motion and changes acquire a constant value. Modern man is like a nomad. And this nomadism is fixed in the word, in the aspiration for novelty, desire to change places, virtuality. This is the consciousness of a free traveler, a pilgrim, a wanderer. Yet, following the thought of the Zygmunt Bauman, there is an insurmountable abyss between those with the experience at the top of the pyramid of movement and those at the bottom. Some are free in their extraterritoriality, others helplessly observe how surrounding locality inevitably declines.
However, both groups on the opposite sides of social boundaries are united by a sense that today there is no place on earth that can serve as a reliable refuge, a place that could provide stability and security. Isolation, alienation and loneliness are reflections of modern psycho-physical reality, which is relentless in its selectivity; it absorbs children, old people, residents of cities and "local space". Isolation within, isolation on the outside: cities and towns affected by the loneliness virus, thus the greater the sense of isolation, fear of the “stranger”.