Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Gubanova, Govorkov

Installation view: “Signal” Exhibition, Contour, St. Petersburg, 2014

This work expresses an idea which is dramatic for the modern life – the idea of impossibility to extricate oneself from the gripe of culture prescribed by the society. Plastic bags on three plaster heads symbolize social taboos and rules. It is a metaphor for all the talks about liberty, equality and fraternity, about aesthetics and art, emotions and thoughts. Past, present and future blend into an even continuity of external rhythmic breathing that comes into antagonism with the grimaces of suffocating people screaming silently in the bag of time and society.