The Body as Media — Olya Kroitor Workshop

26 february — 25 march 2020

The ultimate goal of the workshop that includes eight sessions is to create your very own performance art piece that will be shown as part of the DOCA Festival. The workshop is for those people who want to master performance art or wish to participate/create their very own performance art piece.

The goal of the workshop is to make people aware of their bodies in the age of media reality and mosaic thinking. Through the experience of “corporeal thinking”, we can learn to project the things that we have learned to appreciate.

Olya Kroitor is a contemporary Russian artist. She works in the fields of performance art, videos, photos, installations, and easel art. Was awarded the Kandinsky Prize-2015 in the Young Artist. Project of the Year nomination.

Solo exhibition: WHATNOTHING (MMOMA, 2011), Split Personality (Regina Gallery, 2011), Redundant (Room Gallery, 2014), The Coordinates of Extinction (Artwin Gallery, 2016), etc. Performance art is a unique experience that allows us to learn about ourselves. Our bodies become vessels for expressing everything that cannot be said, for interpreting everything that cannot be interpreted. A performance artist focuses on “corporeal thinking” as the primary creative tool. Our bodies can tell us much more that we can see. Kroitor is one of a select few artists who are able to unite various trends in one project harmonically. She sees performance art as an opportunity to live through and become aware of one’s own emotions and to allow the audience to live through the artist’s experiences. Kroitor sees the need to be here and now as an important characteristic of performance art. It is not meditation, it is not withdrawal, but a meeting with one’s self.

Meetings of the performance workshop will take place on February 26th, March 9, 18, 25

Classes of the Olya Kroytor Workshop will be held online until the end of March! Before the start of each class, registered users will receive a link for accessing the online broadcast. The dates and timetable of the classes remain the same.!

online broadcast

Exhibition photos