Denis Patrakeev – Liquid

Denis Patrakeev


00:02:00, video installation, looped video

The artist performs a mystical ritual. He puts his head in a bowl filled with milk. That act echoes with the famous plot component of Russian folk tales, in which, in order to rejuvenate his body and soul, the hero has to bathe in different liquids. What’s important for the artist here is the idea of breaking the boundaries of the impossible, “the space beyond the limits of time”, the idea of dissolving in the act of creation and acquiring a new state.