by Mariia Proshkovska
As a result of working during the SOUNDiD Residensy I propose the teaser of video performance that will contunie after the end of the residence.The main idea of the performance ‘Invisible Work’ is to visualize the meaninglessness, endlessness and lack of an end result in women’s daily homework. In search of an answer to the question of how the imposed cultural code of duty and stereotypes is moving from generation to generation I make embroidery of traditional Ukrainian wedding rushnyk. Embroidery will consist of traditional Ukrainian patterns symbolizing health, wealth, well-being and family well-being and I will do my 4 weeks everyday work without thread.
The lack of results will once again emphasize the senselessness and unprincipled work that millions of women do every day and raise the issue of gender stereotypes that force society to divide any activity into male and female. I was inspired by the recordings that Volodimir Perzhilo made and use as a soundtrack for the performance recording of traditional female singing, which historically was an accompaniment to any female homework. Exploring the archive and analyzing the recorded material, I try to find new meanings and historical value in the social, cultural and social anthropological aspects. Video 1 min 10 sec, sound from the archive of Volodymyr Perzhylo.
Special thanks to Lesya Pchelka, Evgenii Rogozin and Nikita Vlasov.
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