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ACT II: balia, separation



Duration: 1 hour

Took place during Ohii Katya’s solo show MORULA

at the off-site temporary space Piano Zero. Curated by Stefania Plaza Mora


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“I knew - but I did know that I have crossed 

The border. Everything I loved was lost

But no aorta could report regret. 

A sun of rubber was convulsed and set;

And blood-black nothingness began to spin

A system of cells interlinked within

Cells interlinked within cells interlinked

Within one stem. And dreadfully distinct 

Against the dark, a tall white fountain played.”

Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire, epigraph



BALIA is the first act of an ongoing project - an eerie fairytale told through video performance.

Each act aims to portray one phase of the transition of an entity going through the painful process of metamorphosis. 

A creature with silicone-glued eyes awakens inside a makeshift womb, shaped like the body of huge woodlice.

Inside the womb, there are IV fluid bags filled with soy milk. The creature moves slowly, feeling the space around the womb and feeding on the milk, until it overflows and splashes out of the mouth, initiating the beginning of the first phase of transformation - the formation of a new individual.

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