Sasha Pirogova

MONO

MONO is a two-channel video performance which develops into a sound composition. It has been conceived on the basis of a script for five people performing with microphones and their bodies in a precisely defined space setup. Using microphones as a symbol of voice, power and manifestation of oneself, the performers explore complex social relations. They examine the individual as well as collective dependences and engagements; the microphones function as sensors to enhance the sound – but not the vocals. Creating an immersive and at times oppressive environment in which the viewer and the performers coexist, the artist tests the dynamic between the notions of power and submission, spontaneity and control.

(Anna Smolak)

Sasha Pirogova, “MONO”, video installation, 15’32″, 2016

Sasha Pirogova, “MONO”, video installation, 15’32″, 2016

Sasha Pirogova, “MONO”, video installation, 15’32″, 2016

Sasha Pirogova, “MONO”, video installation, 15’32″, 2016

Sasha Pirogova, “MONO”, video installation, 15’32″, 2016