IT’S PEOPLE THAT FLOW, AND WATER THAT REVEALS THEM
Melted chocolate

2021


This work was made during the UDAR residency in Borovsk's prison castle
In the old bakery of the prison castle, I replicated reliefs that had most likely been left unnoticed. These included:
brick mortar drips from a second floor detention cell;
a layer of makeshift expanded clay concrete under the roof in the recreation center;
the remains of wallpaper from the bakery;
flakes of paint from a detention cell in the north corridor;
an electrical chase from the toilet;
peeling plaster from the west corridor on the first floor.

The expressionist beauty of the building, reproduced in a most incongruous material, emerges from the shadow of its history, condensing into a concentrated abstraction.
Photography Kristina Matveeva
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