SVYATOGOR Masha – Republic of Belaruse
Everybody dance !
The series “Everybody dance!” gathers works that set the foundation for a reflection on the USSR, and more broadly on communism and its representation. Masha Svyatogor made photomontages from photographs found in Soviet magazines used by the government and manually created collages with utmost attention to details, deliberately ignoring digital technologies. She deconstructed the “ceremonial” image to create a new surreal and ornamental picture. Her creations break away from any official method of representation, thus revealing the gaps, the multiple layers, the inconsistencies and the paradoxes inherent to the Soviet era.