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Tania Leshkina « Voidentity »

29 May - 28 June 2009

RTR gallery

« VOIDENTITY reflects the state of depersonalization and loss of self-awareness, shift in perception of time and space and frightening absence of feeling. Although most of the works are selfportraits taken with a timer in the empty white space of my bedroom, you can rarely see my face in any of them, in a way its a metaphor for a lost sense of self, a personal report on the feeling of  distortion and separation from one's own body and sense of self, distressing and isolating, thinking without feeling, devoid of emotional connection to past, future or present, existing only in this very second. Those days i used not to leave the house, was numb as well as my body didnt feel like a part of me and was weightless, even own voice sounded unfamiliar, and every thought, even insignificant, was weighed and overly present. I was floating, feeling that i was no longer myself but i didnt feel that i had become someone else either.

Have you ever identify yourself with a character from a book  which imbued, inspired and maybe helped you to understand yourself and others around a little bit better? I want it to be the same with my works, so there is at least one person who'll enter the gallery and realize he is not alone with a similar experience. »
 

Tania Leshkina, "Balance" series, 2007
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Tania Leshkina, "Balance" series, 2007
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Tania Leshkina, "Balance" series, 2007
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Tania Leshkina, "Balance" series, 2007
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