Milko, hommage to the square, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2015

Milko, hommage to the square, video, with sound, colour, 11’04”, in loop, exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2015

The work of street barber is formally addressed to the process of investigation of democratization of social systems where the process of haircutting symbolizes the forms of social exemptions. Falling hairs mean not only “sensitive” transformation of a person but also the change in social and ethical realities around particular personality. The process of haircutting entails the formal change of a character, his image blinking in natural transformation of “sacred meanings” of the hair cut into common rubbish. The mass of hair and its loss, sensitive the spontaneous beginning and forced asceticism of the fashion, its monotonous tasks and alternation, forms an infinite a series of natural losses. Its visually, maintaining the visual cyclic recurrence, claims immutability of transition of private into anonymous. The work of street barber is formally turned to democratization of social systems where the haircutting symbolizes the forms of social exemptions. Falling hair that were cut entail the formal change of a character, his image blinking in natural transformation of “sacred meanings” of the hair cut into common rubbish.

Still the hair of the characters of the performance are falling into unselfishness of weightless, are transferring in different dimension, as Kazimir Malevich said “the zero of forms”. Disappearing from our sight it comes back to magical Nothing, in the possibility of the birth of new geometry, in nonlinear balance of Malevich’s Black Square outside the limits of human actions.

Vitaly Patsukov

Milko, hommage to the square, video, with sound, colour, 11’04”, in loop, exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2015

Milko, hommage to the square, video, with sound, colour, 11’04”, in loop, exhibition view, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, 2015