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Olga Koroleva

Dialogues: White Chocolate and Jesus (part 1)

Dialogues: White Chocolate and Jesus (part 1). Ongoing series, 2011 05:21

Dialogues is an ongoing series of text and video works inspired by the banality of the everyday and our tendency of giving away personal information in a public context.

Part 1 features a series of typed text complied from dialogues overheard and recorded directly during the conversation, those written down from memory, and those written as a reaction to the immediate context, at different times.

Akin to the type of screenplay writing it is shown in conjunction with part 2, where two figures are seen sat at a table (not showing here); both parts are set to unsynchronized loop, meaning no particular part of the text is directly linked with any par of the image - instead there is a possible connection and a question of one belonging to the other.



Unbelievable. 2010

My practice is concerned with the subtle margins existing between fact and fiction, theatrical and mundane, spontaneous and directed, and refer to everyday life as much as they do to theatre and film theory. The margins can be interpreted literally, referring to a margin as a physical border between countries, cities or buildings, or metaphorically referring to prejudice that exists within our contemporary social mind.

Unbelievable is a series of video and photo works that originate from a recent trip to Israel. The video is based on true stories of a life-long resident of Jerusalem, bearing documentary value. The photographs, however, were selected for their unreal visual quality. A bus stop is a place of arrival and departure and of constant movement.

This alludes not only to physical movement, but also social and political change. It can be interpreted as specific to this country as well as extended to the issues of global movement.


There is no one...

There is no one... 2008 (03:54)

Based around the idea of old or abandoned train stations, 'There is no one...' is a contemplative piece, which invites the viewer to look at loneliness from a philosophical point of view. ©Olga Koroleva 2008