ANASTASIA  ARTEMEVA

antisocially-engaged art

Slow Room

ongoing

Slow room is a series of projects and multimedia installations around the act of sewing, the spaces of confinement and ritual, and time. Through visual, performative and dialogical processes I  investigate assumed social roles, ideas of judgement, social and antisocial being, as well as personal and collective boundaries.

This body of work will explore common rituals like keeping holiday homes or tending to a grave. These rituals shape our ideas of identity and belonging. I am interested in the spaces where these rituals happen, and how it affects our identity. and how the body needs to adjust to accommodate for these. As people, no matter where we are from, we are united by  a ritual even if are not together. Slow room explore boredom and ordinariness, not dreary, not beautiful, but kind of normal, boring, everyday things, and their place in extraordinary places like prisons. It questions ideas of censorship, particularly self-censorship, the meaning of belonging.  

Public office, Limerick, Ireland, ca. 2012

Making fabric books, Roihupelto, Helsinki, 2020