Friday, September 25, 2009

Kseniya Simonova - Sand Animation (Україна має талант / Ukraine's Got Talent)


Kseniya Simonova


Kseniya Simonova - Sand Animation (Україна має талант / Ukraine's Got Talent)

"Here, she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman's face; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a weeping widow morphs into an obelisk for an unknown soldier. Simonova looks like some vengeful Old Testament deity as she destroys then recreates her scenes - with deft strokes, sprinkles and sweeps she keeps the narrative going. She moves the judges to tears as she subtitles the final scene :
"Ty vsegda ryadom" -- "You'll always be near."
James Donaghy, The Guardian

Echoes of William Kentridge's filmed drawings ...

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1 comment:

Lucy Shaw said...

Dance with passion entertains your soul. So a person must dance with enthusiasm.
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