In this performance, I engage with the biography of my great-grandmother Seraphima who survived two revolutions and two World Wars, living in a distant village in the Ural mountains. Her life story embodies the struggles of several generations of Russians trapped in the sequence of historical events that changed the entire culture to the point of no return. In this performance, I interpret the life of my ancestors, their experience of hunger, loss, and survival, though movement and bodily endurance. The story of Seraphima’s life is told simultaneously through sound installation. 

Photo credit: Clement Guegan


Performance, Habeas Corpus Exhibition of Performance Art, Montreal, 2016