Temporary Habitat

Temporary Habitat is a site-responsive installation, which explores ideas of displacement, home, immigration, memory and alienation through the mix of found objects, video and participatory performance. Acting as a DIY impermanent shelter, created from found and collected objects, both from outdoors and indoors tenancy environments, Temporary Habitat invites visitors to enter the site, lie or sit down, watch videos, read books and converse with the “inhabitant”, occasionally present on site in a participatory durational action. Stemming from the artist’s personal biography of constant migration and travel, from Ukraine to Australia to Europe and eventually to USA, the work deals with the current state of global crisis of refugees and immigration. The video in the installation explores rootless existence through a performance, in which the protagonist throws and wraps discarded clothing and bedding around their body to keep warm and comfortable.

Project Presentations:

Frieze Tag
PLAYGROUND BROOKLYN
Curated by Brooklyn Art Cluster Gallery
August 24th, 25th 2018
Brooklyn, NY

UPROOT
Curated by Gabriel de Guzman
November 18 - December 31, 2017
Smack Mellon,
Brooklyn, NY

PRESS
Huffington Post
ArteFuse

Temporary Habitat, 2017, photo: Etienne Frossard

Temporary Habitat, 2017, performance, 10 mins, excerpt

The Inhabitant, 2017, 20 mins