BIBLIMLEN | БИБЛИМЛЕН

BIBLIMLEN | БИБЛИМЛЕН

2013 | video | HD | 16:9 | colour | sound | 9’58’’

BIBLIMLEN explores a series of performances – which are strung together cinematographically – the ways in which people interact with their everyday environment, which is both unique and passing. Often with little or no attention to detail, any possibility for something new or different is completely overlooked.
The performances take place in the Russian State Library, which becomes a co-author of the work. The unique atmosphere and shape of the building is closely linked to the strict rules of conduct that apply there. The work departs from common scenarios that contradict the restrictions of this strictly regulated environment.
Pirogova lets human bodies perform a surprising dance with the library’s knowledge system. She shows unsuspected qualities and possible experiences in a system striving for uniformity. It’s our movements that bring livability, enjoyment and depth. The real and the surreal come together; the characters are enchanted by the building and remain in an endless conversation with space. Bart De Baere

2017 Superdemocracy, the Senate, Brussels
2015 Balagan!!! | NORDWIND Festival, Kühlhaus am Gleisdreieck, Berlin
2014 Photobiennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


БИБЛИМЛЕН – это серия перформансов, объединенных в кинематографическую форму, фильм-путешествие по пространству Библиотеки им. Ленина. Зритель застает героев за процессом, растянутом во времени, балансирующим между сюрреализмом и нормальностью, и становится свидетелем сцен, впускающих возможность другого существования в привычных пространствах, которые, как правило, трактуются однозначно и мимолетно. Саша Пирогова

2017 Супердемократия, Сенат, Брюссель
2015 Балаган!!! | фестиваль NORDWIND, Kühlhaus am Gleisdreieck, Берлин
2014 Фотобиеннале, Московский Музей Современного Искусства, Москва