Jan 1, 2019
Performance and Installation
Masks, feathers, photos
The performance Anthropometamorphosis, speaks to the transformation, loss and reconciliation that has taken place within the landscape of native Evenkia, Siberia within the last century. Exploring the performative nature of anthropology as well as the changing choreography of this discipline from 1915 to today, this work follows the inconsistent methodologies and winding tracks of the famed 1915 Oxford scholar’s, Maria Czaplicka’s, expedition to Siberia and the metamorphic aftereffects of an established connection between British institution and native Evenki herdsmen.
The performance is a duet between performance artist Anya Gleizer and musician Andrea Fortier