2008 / performance-installation
The project investigates the etymology of the Russian word КРЫША (krysha - `roof` rus.). Many words have periodically been renewed and completed with new meaningsin the last years, thanks to the radical changes in the social, economical and cultural life of the country. A part of the Russian neologisms appeared in connection to the active introduction into informal as well as official speech of words and expressions from the criminal jargon.
The given research investigates the specific of the pyramid form of the triangular roof and its analogy with the pyramid of power, where at the top is the chief of state. That`s why protectionism and nepotism in politics are so developed, situation that speaks about the autocratic nature of management, which can be noticed in the pseudo-democratic states. The role of traditional tribe remains a very important one in the type of state leadership borrowed from the nomadic cultures. The type of governance based on clans, hegemony and usurpation of power being directly linked to Central Asian political regimes and traditions.