P e r f o r m a n c e I n s t a l l a t i o n & C o m m u n i t y
Across indigenous Siberia, in a search for memory, bones and reconciliation.
On permanent display at Mansfield College, Oxford
"Anya Gleizer’s piece, Granny’s Bones, combines monumental sculpture, virtual reality and doctored photography, referencing a trip to Siberia, and her costumed performances at the Ruskin School of Art and Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. The jury felt the many elements to Gleizer’s work – performance, sculpture, VR, photography, and costume – were tied together by a strong narrative, exploring cultural identity, both personal and historical." – ArtDaily
Art & Climate Change
"It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories."
– Donna Haraway
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 Flute & the Bowl
The Flute & the Bowl aims to serve two key purposes:
1. To facilitate collaborative projects between the arts and sciences that would "act as a flute for the natural world," i.e. act as an instrument through which the natural world can communicate itself.
2. To facilitate collaborative projects between the arts and sciences that would "act as a bowl for the natural world," i.e. to hold, protect and conserve the natural world, sharing of it sustainably within our More-than-human communities.