The majority of us lost the tradition of pilgrimage to holy places but, much like centuries ago, from time to time we must distance ourselves from the daily routine and ask ourselves who we are and where we're going. With time, the need for actual physical contact with one's past grows and we return to the family’s homes and parents’ graves. It ' s there that we become our true selves again, drawing strength from our community with humankind, like the “bogatyr” warriors from Russian fables who would fall wounded to the ground, be nourished by mother earth’s juices and rise to fight again. Each one of us absolutely needs to know that there's a place on earth where one can come, strip oneself of all alien and unnecessary and say to the high skies —“it’s me, o Lord!”.
This U-space is created with Gelia Pisareva's paintings and sculptures.
Technical realization of the project by Konstantin Pakhotin.
Chant (poem and vocal) “Anika the Warrior” by Ludmila Hardikova.
Visiting rules of the U-Space “Origins”:
All decorative interior elements are integral parts of the exposition. We kindly ask you not to destroy the compositional integrity and not to harm the objects.
We will appreciate if after your visit all the U-Space objects will stay in their original places and the installation will remain unchanged.
The room is equipped with a surveillance camera in order to prevent damage of the objects. In case of non-compliance with the visiting rules the administration reserves the right to stop the session.