TATIANA KOROLEVA

Literacy,  Interactive Performance

Tatiana Koroleva (text, performance) with John Looye (sound)

Fresh Paint Gallery, Montréal, QC, Canada, 2012


Literacy is the story of a young Russian immigrant told in letters and text-messages sent by the main protagonist to her friends, since the departure from her home country. Using epistolary genre the performance recreates the space of intimate communication where personal changes are documented and deepest anxieties are revealed. The project searches for the ways of transgressing the limits of public enunciation and of returning to the free circulation of intimate expression based on unity and continuity of emotional experiences. In the performance the artist washes the feet of the spectators while telling the story of her immigration. (Photo: Chris Zacchia)