Vikenti Nilin

Pidjak Dla Khodby Na Rukakh

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Pidjak Dla Khodby Na Rukakh
Vikenti Nilin
Pidjak Dla Khodby Na Rukakh
2006
Textile, found parts
Dimensions variable

The ‘Neighbours’ series, taciturnly described by the artist as “the current state of practice, started in 1993”, are cryptic yet self-explanatory. We don’t really need to ask why these people are sitting so comfortably on the edge of their windowsills and balconies; possible reasons for falling can be intuited, but the suspension is Nilin’s magic trick.

Pidjak Dla Khodby Na Rukakh is made up of a transparent mannequin wearing a modified tweed jacket with upside down pockets bulging with cables and other things, wearing a smiley face badge on it, and a hook with nothing hanging on it. The set-up is unclear, but it seems that this object too is immune to the physical laws of the universe. Asked to discuss both of these works, Nilin opts for an a propos epigram taken from a Talking Heads song: “...Somewhere in South Carolina/gravity don’t mean a thing...”


     
 


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