Archaeology of Progress. Elista
„Archaeology of Progress. Elista“ is the third part of the series of the site specific sound works focusing on the ideas of progress and their colonial nature. This part of the project is the most personal
as it is rooted in the site of Victoria's birthplace and involves affects, promises, memories, tensions and flips associated with spatiality and resonated in artist's body.
EXTRA-GENRE COMMUNITY RADIO «FANTASIA» ORIGINATED BY TYPOGRAPHY CENTER WORKERS IS TO CREATE A PLATFORM TO SPEAK OPENLY ABOUT ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD SOCIETY AND ARCHIVE MATERIALS COLLECTED BY ARTISTS, CURATORS, JOURNALISTS, ART AND SOCIAL THEORISTS, SONIC RESEARCHERS AND SOUND POETS.
WE CREATE AN IMPULSE AND HOPE THAT IT WILL FIND AN OUTLET IN DIFFERENT POINTS OF REALITY, WE WANT TO COME TOGETHER WITH THOSE CULTURAL WORKERS THAT CONTINUE TO WORK IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
WE ALSO CONSIDER IT IMPORTANT TO FIGHT IN VARIOUS FORMS. THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS OF CIVIL RESISTANCE, SPREADING INFORMATION ABOUT WARS, CONFLICTS, DISCRIMINATION AND A CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS EXPRESSION OF THE POSITIONS.
Victoria Sarangova is a multimedia artist from Kalmykia, Russia, currently based in Berlin.
She studied at Central Saint Martins London and Kunst in Context at UdK, Berlin. Through media of sound, documentary film, installation, hand embroidery, radio art and performance - among others - her practice aims to elaborate her personal experience of in-between position through the prism of the present cultural and political context.
Memory and affects, identity, and ideas of 'progress' are among the topics she currently engages with.