Sasha Pirogova
(b. 1986, Russia)
Sasha Pirogova graduated from the department of Physics of Moscow State University in 2010. In 2014 graduated from Moscow Rodchenko Art School, Video and New media course. In 2012 she was a prizewinner at the Extra Short Film Festival (ESF). Longlisted for the Kandinsky Prize 2013 in the "Young Artist – Project of the year" category. In 2014 was a winner of the Innovation Prize in "New generation" category. She works with performance as well as video. In 2017 will present Russia at
Venice Biennial (with Grisha Bruskin and the Recycle group).
MONO is a two-channel video performance which develops into a sound composition. It has been conceived on the basis of a script for five people performing with microphones and their bodies in a precisely defined space setup. Using microphones as a symbol of voice, power and manifestation of oneself, the performers explore complex social relations. They examine the individual as well as collective dependences and engagements; the microphones function as sensors to enhance the sound – but not the vocals. Creating an immersive and at times oppressive environment in which the viewer and the performers coexist, the artist tests the dynamic between the notions of power and submission, spontaneity and control.
Sasha Pirogova. MONO, 2016 Video installation, 2 channels, 15' 32''
Profiles of 21 Artists Shortlisted for the
Future Generation Art Prize 2017