A crisis is a delayed or extended catastrophe. When thinking about a particular crisis, we cannot pinpoint the exact time when it occurred. We usually say that it was, for example, summer or maybe autumn of such and such a year. Catastrophes have a different dating accuracy. We are talking about a day, even an hour, and in some exceptional cases of a particularly dramatic individual experience, about minutes and seconds when the catastrophe happened. As for the “Pompeya” project, we are concerned about how the body reflects the catastrophic density of time. The project consists of detailed personal histories presented through the fixation of bodily states. It is a search for almost sculptural plasticity, which becomes a description of the death of modernity that we knew only yesterday.
Text by Lyudmila Baronina, Evgeny Granilshchikov