"This feeling of catastrophe for me has something to do with a deep sense of loneliness. This is when something is happening to you and you don’t know how to deal with it, and you don’t have any tools and you cannot relate it to any discourse or story that might help you with this situation."
The video Switch on red by Lada Nakonechna (*1981, lives and works in Kiev) is an art work from 2015, in which the artist is holding a cloth in front of the camera, giving stage directions in Russian at the same time. At the bottom of the image, you can see the menu bar of a remote control, as if someone is constantly playing with the color slider. The cloth is first red, like in a bullfight, then the color changes to orange, green or gray.
For Lada Nakonechna it is a symbol of the changes in political systems and also the manipulations from the outside. The cloth also could be a flag, the colors those of the various revolutions or parties – that is open to interpretation.
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Switch on red, 2015
Edition of 5
courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin