Kyiv. Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center
Dr. Frankenstein's Children
18.07.2018 – 06.08.2018
Curator: Oleksandr Liapin
Dr. Frankenstein's Children
A strange feeling of paradox almost always accompanies the contemplation of a collage. Human intellect naturally resists understanding the law of transformation of the outside world into the flat world of inexistent horizons. A collage nontrivially mocks the reality by being glued and consisting of separate fragments of certain, earlier harmonious and integral, real organisms which were created for other purposes and by other authors. A collage is the expropriation, seizure by means of destruction, it is mockery, aggravation, exploitation of surprise, naïve joy and delusive complacency. A collage is nothing but waiting for a miracle.
One of the first collagists-experimentalists was Dr. Frankenstein who successfully performed a very complicated operation of joining together the unjoinable and reviving a dead image – thanks to creating the connotative connections, exploiting the illusion of accretions and mutations. Dr. Frankenstein realized very well that he was a collage himself, a mortal collage, just like everyone of us. That is why he hoped to create the collage that would come to life. We, Dr. Frankenstein's children, continue his work and wander through sinuous seams, joints and straps looking for a place to put the healing spark on.
A collage means an intelligible sign. There is no way the deductive method can cognize it. A collage presupposes a sensible method of perception. A collage decisively controls the feeling of the world, and the paradox is that at any moment everything we consist of may become a part of another collage owing to the forcible actions of Dr. Frankenstein or his energetic and merciless children.
A collage is nontrivial. It always screams with pain or howls with impossibility to comprehend itself. It is a bomb ready to go to pieces and instantly form a new unrecognizable object which will further repeat the same actions.
It is impossible to get used to a collage, because it raises indignation and reluctance to accept the use of somebody else's works, it teases with scoff and even mockery. A collage is omnipotent, because it has swallowed the civilization a long time ago. There is no place on earth which is not a collage. Thinking is a priori collage-like.
A collage is unique – with all its basis, routine, relationships between the absurdly interbred parts which try to live on their own, but separatism leads to even a greater diffusion and unity. A collage is the life in a new substance, it is a happy feeling of strength and vigour, passion and permissiveness.
A collage foresees the future and shows how the past has changed.
Participants: Oleksandr Liapin, Yurii Bolsa, Marsel Onysko, Olena Holub, Yevhen Korshunov, Anton Lohov, Olha Drozd, Anna Voitenko, Julia Savenko, Dmitry Barzylovich, Julia Kysel, Dmitriy Openko, Viktor Mette, Andrey Strakhov, Natalie Glef, Karina Mikhailova , Anna Pylypchuk, Igor Fokin, Anastasiya Tyukalova, Vadim Morskoy, Olga Kasyanyuk, Elena Nebesna, Katerina Buchatska, Natalia Sokorenko, Irina Kalenyk, Sofia Berginer, Oleksandr Korol, Dmitry Kuzovkin.