Elena SorokaBack to artists
I am researching a woman’s self-awareness, formed through the prism of stereotypes and prejudices that were developed in society. I compare behavior deviation from expected patterns to a glitch effect. Glitch art opposes the digital culture promoting an ideal transmission of the image. The glitch is an inconsistency in the information expected. Social glitch is self-expression through violation of programmed standing orders.
I express the glitch effect through the Central Asian ikat ornament. An ornament is a visual projection of a society. And for me personally it is endowed with special meanings because I grew up in Tashkent, and oriental ornament is part of my aesthetics.
The object of my research is the criteria by which a woman compares herself with others. In my work, I reflect on the relativity of such patterns of consciousness, following which the woman accepts the roles imposed on her and agrees with the proposed assessment of her personal value. My statement accumulates my individual experience, this is the story of my search for my identity.
Under the weight of preconceptions and prejudices, a woman dissolves in her encirclement. But I believe that we are not entitled to give away our values ??to the mercy of someone else's established opinion. I suggest that women make themselves the object of their own experiential scrutiny. With the help of my creativity, I am focusing the thought of women to the awareness of a burden of social responsibility that stereotyped thinking of the society is placing on them. My goal is to make women to decide what their life should be like. A decision that is free of publicly accepted stereotypes and imposed opinions.
In terms of tradition, I’m an error.
I'm a social glitch.
As a woman, I have violated of programmed standing orders.
I am an inconsistency in the information expected.
I am concatenating three symbols:
- Ikat ornament (my identity),
- the glitch effect (which I compare to social change),
- the feminist movement (the engine of these changes).
These three symbols, having a different nature, are reduced to one - the Art of Bug.
2018 - The State Academic Art Institute named after V.I.Surikov,
Faculty of Painting, Moscow, Russia
2008 - The State University of Management, MBA IT (Master of Business
Administration in Information Technology), Moscow, Russia
2001 - The State University,
Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, department Economic Cybernetics, Voronezh, Russia
2019 - Art-residence “Euro Kosova Art”, Pristina, Kosovo
2018 - Art-residence “Apolo Art Colony”, Fier, Albania
Artworks are in museums
UNEAC (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba), Matanzas, Cuba
“Museum of Fashion”, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia
Mentioned in the media
2020 - Interview
2020 - International exhibition of Modern Art “Art Week. Woman and society”, Moscow, Russia
2020 - Exhibition project “PRO.METOD”, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2019 - National Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2019 - International Symposium of Painting and Sculpture, Shikutimi, Canada
2019 - 8th International Festival EURO KOSOVA ART, Pristina, Kosovo
2019 - Gallery “Myro Gallery”, Thessaloniki, Greece
2019 - Exhibition Center of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia
2019 - International Contemporary Art exhibition “Talent of Russia”, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia
2018 - Exhibition Hall of the Russian Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary
2018 - International exhibition-contest "Art Weeks in Beijing", Beijing, China
2018 - Gallery "Vilson Kilica", Fier, Albania
2018 - UNEAC Gallery (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba), Matanzas, Cuba
2018 - All-Russian exhibition of Modern Art “Golden Hands of Russia”, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia
2018 - International exhibition of Modern Art “Art Week”, Moscow, Russia
2018 - Russian-Chinese seasons, PopUp Museum, Moscow, Russia
2018 - Exhibition “We Are Responsible for Taming”, Gallery “Dorothea”, Krasnodar, Russia
2018 - Exhibition “SPORT AND FASHION”, “Museum of Fashion”, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia
2018 - Exhibition “Symbols of Fashion”, art-director Vyacheslav Zaitsev, Moscow, Russia
2017 - Exhibition-contest of Contemporary Art "Russian Art Week", ART-PLAY, Moscow, Russia
"Glitch“ is translated to "error, crash, bug".
Glitch art is an error raised to the rank of art. The social meaning of this concept is important to me. The destruction of stereotypes, resistance to tradition is a failure of the familiar system, this is a social glitch. It's glitch.
The feminist movement, from the point of view of the patriarchal tradition, is precisely such a system breakdown - a social glitch. The system requires impeccable reproduction of its algorithms, raising the ideal image to the rank of absolute. Feminism rejects the patriarchal interpretation of the ideal. Feminism transforms this bug of conveying the ideal image into the art. The Art of Bug.
Ikat is a method of dyeing silk fabrics. Fabrics with such an ornament are the basis of the national Uzbek costume. And for me - a picture of my childhood, I grew up in Tashkent.
Ikat is traditionally hand made. Hand dyeing, hand weaving. Before the silk threads are threaded into the loom, they are dyed in a special way. The threads are collected in separate bundles and on them tightly corded up those areas that should not be exposed to the dye. Then such bundles are dipped into a container with paint. Even though the individual areas of the filaments are tightly wrapped, liquid ink still seeps a little along the filaments. Therefore, when the strands are dried and the cords are removed, the dyed border is uneven. That on the finished fabric turns into a blurry color transition and a step ornament, characteristic of ikat. Visually, it resembles a glitch effect. ?