Sasha Pirogova

QUEUE

The ten minutes-long video Queue occupies a special place within Pirogova’s practice: it is the first time she engages in a sort of screen adaptation of a novel and it is also the only film to use text. The artist creates a meticulous and eloquent translation in movements of what she captured as gestures in Vladimir Sorokin’s description of a typical soviet queue through an endless quotation of people’s questions, remarks or angry statements. Pirogova’s imagery however is contemporary and so is the actors apparel, living out the references to time in the text. The queue becomes any queue then and now, fixing through bodily gestureс a state of mind that seems to persist to date.

(Snejana Krasteva)

Sasha Pirogova, “Queue”, video, 9’21″, 2014

Sasha Pirogova, “Queue”, video, 9’21″, 2014

Sasha Pirogova, “Queue”, video, 9’21″, 2014

Sasha Pirogova, “Queue”, video, 9’21″, 2014

Sasha Pirogova, “Queue”, video, 9’21″, 2014