NOTES ON THE FLOWERS OF THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
>NOTES ON THE FLOWERS OF THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
2015 | audio, flowers, mixed-media stands, performance
The second in an evolving series of floral re-enactments, in which the artist isolates and stages floral scenes and gestures from the history of art and cinema. In this second piece, the artist recreates floral arrangements that appear on the sarcophagi of the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin's Treptower Park, placing them on custom made stands. Spectators join the artist on stage to assume the poses that appear on the sarcophagi.
An audio narrative reflecting on the differences between the arrangements on the German-language steles and the Russian-language steles of the same monument accompanies the performance.