IRINA LENKOVA

I AM MOVING AND WATCHING MYSELF

2017

 

As a child, I loved to play hopscotch.
This game absorbed me completely, I was literally flying, felt no weight, no gravity, I found the balance and could keep it during the succession of continuous movements.
 
I want to recall this feeling and the childhood game can help me. I will start moving.
Every step is a flashback, for body memory is a “repository of all skills and techniques, reproduction of previous experience is impossible without them”*.
Sequential movements will revive the scheme.
I am moving and watching myself.
The range of motions is getting me closer to the past.
My body becomes photography.
 
*Podoroga V. A. Mimesis. Materials for Analytical Anthropology in Literature in 2 Volumes. Volume 2, part 1, M.: the Cultural Revolution. 2011, p. 135

"Experience of transition", 2018, NCCA Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad, Ru

Photo: A.Kilkin