LENA DAVIDOVICH

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love'

I was growing up in Belarus, a republic of the former Soviet Union. The fact that I came from the country with the totalitarian past and present determines my artistic position. The problem of freedom of an individual in the system of control became one of the main interests in my artistic practice. The current project also was inspired by personal memories from the 1990's. During that time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, reassessment of the society in general and ideological values came about. In the times of the fundamental changes within my country, I went through the personal transition myself, reconsidering my set of values and the way of thinking. After going through a crisis (on the global and personal scale) and have survived such as a crucial point, I have developed an interest to analyze critical moments/ border situations. I approach these situations not just from a negative point of view, like a moment of collapse - but also like a moment of honesty, when the real condition of society or individual comes to the surface.
Currently I'm working on the video performance under the title 'Rise up, My Love' The title and the text I took from the Song of Songs, Solomon, Chapter2, 12-14.
Rise up, My Love
My fair one,
For lo, the winter is past,
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come.
This is an Arabic version of the project.

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Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015

Performance of the project 'Rise up, My love', Bijlmer Parktheater, Amsterdam, 2015