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Lena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev

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  • Lena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev
  • Horizon (From Re-Orientation Series)
  • c-print, in three parts
  • each: 80 by 120cm.; 31 1/2 by 47 1/4 in.
  • Executed in 2009-2010 and printed in 2014, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5, plus 1 artist's proof.


Laura Bulian Gallery, Milan

Catalogue Note

The Re-Orientation project by the Vorobyev couple was greatly inspired by Soviet underground art, namely the Collective Actions Group. Intoxicated with a desire to escape the reality of life under the Soviet regime, the group searched for locations devoid of any contextual references to re-enact their highly secretive performances. According to the Vorobyevs, their "... trips to the countryside were dictated by a desire to break free from the imposed stereotypes and a yearning to create a suitable metaphor for existing ‘outside the media’ and ‘outside the society’". The present work does not reference any specific history or geography; it is simply a landscape. The signs depicted here were installed directly into the landscape to create a new orientation indicative of human intervention, which the artists consider a sign of conflict.