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"You are a disaster"
The work was created as part of the Curitiba International Biennale, 2019

 

25 years ago, a historical meeting between Yeltsin and Clinton took place, at which there was an incident - the translator translated Yeltsin’s appeal to reporters not "you failed" but "you crap" (the expression you are a disaster has such a meaning) that caused a homeric laughter in the press center. This mistake turned out to be so symbolic so prophetic. Today it easily describes the relationship not only between Russia and the Western world, but also the Western world itself, the changes of which turned out to be extremely radical. Two presidents are laughing at us, at our failures and failures, as if they knew back then that nothing would come of us.