Aliens (2007, Russia) – 6`28``
A Moscow artist, Marina has studied at the Free workshop contemporary art college at the Moscow museum for contemporary art, where her solo exhibition has taken place as part of the Debut program in spring of 2007 - the Environs of memory video project. She has also taken part in the international festivals: 5 Nauossa International Short Film & Video Festival» (2007, 2008) Greece, The Third China Songzhuang Culture & Art Festival (2007), Beijing, One Minute Film & Video festival, Switzerland, 2007, project dedicated to Dante Alighieri in Florence, Stop! Who’s there?” young art festivals in Moscow organized by the State Centre for Contemporary Art.
The difficulties in interaction and communicative distance, distrust towards those who seem different and perception stereotypes –all this divides us, prevent from stepping across the borders of one’s social group or the familiar circle. Loneliness in the strange world, attempts to enter it, contacts with others –these are the stages those who are different from us go through –the “strangers”, “the aliens”. Often those with different abilities become “strangers”, the people with limited or exaggerated capacities. Even in cases of artificial changes such as limited functions of vision and movement the no-man’s land is generated around such people. Existence in this zone, attempts to cross it’s borders, where do they lead? To creation of an uncertain space. How will people react to the appearance of strangers? Will they enter into contact or drive them back into the habitual no-man’s land? There’s no certain answer. The choice is ours.