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The Resort “Broken hearts”

Participatory performance, 2020

The performance took place at Open Studios as part of the vernissage evening on 09/09/2020. The main inspiration for the project was the culture of Russian pebble resorts. The artist was in the installation of the "beach salon for temporary tattoos" with a prepared catalog of classic romantic sketches on various topics. Anyone could sit down at a plastic table and nastalgize together, while choosing any image that would be redrawn with henna on the participant's body.

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"Hello! 

My name is Lena Buzueva. If you are reading this, you either died and went to heaven, or you’re just sitting in front of me, taking part of the performance.

 

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Some examples of the typical sketches from the catalog 

Video documentation of performing in exhibition opening in "Open Studios" of Winzavod Art Center 09.09.20

The Resort “Lost hopes”

The second part of the performance was held on December 10, 2020 during the opening show of the group exhibition "Weather Forecast".

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Each sketch was in one of two categories, optimistic and pessimistic. The main part of the performance took place at the very moment when the choice was discussed. Whichever option the participant prefers in the end, it is impossible to know the future in advance, but it is in our power to decide for ourselves what to do right here and now.