Kiselev Pavel, "The Limits"
Participants in the action are: a limited space of action, a conventional character, a chalk and a rag.
Life gives us the right to choose, a set of conflicting opportunities, who to be, what to fight for, what to believe. Once made a choice, we sort of outline the boundaries of our own "I", exist within these limits, love them, hate them, tolerate them. Everything comes to an end, the limit of patience is reached, the limits can be revised, the world is changing rapidly, and it is impossible to imagine what we will fight for tomorrow.
This artwork is the story of a character, reflecting, exploring. Having once determined the boundaries of one's own self, it erases them and designates new ones. As long as he has a body, a chalk and a rag, there is the possibility of moving forward to new horizons, there is a voice and will. It is a kind of force that moves them. Actions performed by the character leave traces, so a history is created. The plane filled with these tracks is a metaphor for time and space that the character has. Elements of action are metaphorical units, so you do not need to perceive the work literally, the character is a specific person, a group of people, a nation, a state, but shown only from one point of view. The performance can be extended as a combination of many such characters outlining their outline, intersecting with other contours and thus entering a phase of dialogue / conflict / complicity and so on.