Galina Myznikova, Sergey Provorov / Provmyza
The Slippery Mountain (2006, Russia) - 6`00``
Since 1993 these Russian artists have realized many projects showing the broad scope of their interests and tendencies for creative experiment. These include more than 20 experimental films and video installations exhibited at various international festivals and exhibitions such as the Rotterdam film festival, Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand, Hamburg, Milano, Montréal, etc. Their works have received many awards and are included intovarious collections. In 2005 the Idiot Wind project has been presented at the 51st biennale in Venice.
The extreme Slippery mountain performance will remind the curious viewer both of the nightmare terrors, where one has climbed and slipped down a steep slope and of Sisyphus' mythical punishment. Actual art is just such a potentially useful work the results of which are useless in the structure of existing society and the work itself - endless. But, as Albert Camus said, struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart.