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alexei biryukoff

 
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approximate length: 30 minutes
involved: 2 men and 2 women
accompanied by the original soundtrack by muhmood

four well dressed people packed in vertical paper booths, standing in the four ends of the 
show space, tearing out with the help of instruments such as drill, saw, knife, following each other. the first man builds a 3x1,5 meter frame and invites a strange visitor to help him fix it on the wall. 
each booth contains a package of works 30x30cm, oil on cardboard that the actors hang on
the frame taking turns. the number of the works is 33, which forms the russian alphabet, 
where each image is a particular letter and a fragmental knowledge about the world. 
this deems to be an illustration of the narrow-mindedness of the adult world and its
false values that are being looked on by the large scale b/w portraits of children on the walls.

 

 
© alexei biryukoff, 2007