Debates on Division: when private becomes public is an ongoing, interactive performance that deals with the complexity of current political reality and its implications. What begins as a fictional TV talk show with invited actors and artists ends with a performative procession to the European Parliament. Gluklya and Anna Bitkina thus aim to create a public forum that highlights different forms of human fragility and traumas caused by deviating from established political structures.
In collaboration with Philippine Hoegen, Teresa Cos, Gary Farrelly, Polina Akhmetzyanova, a.o.
Gluklya/Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya is an artist living between Saint Petersburg and Amsterdam. Her research revolves around the ideas of inclusiveness, embracing poetry and performance practice. She was one of the founding members of the feminist movement ‘Factory of Found Clothes’ and the collective Chto Delat. She has exhibited internationally, including Manifesta10, the 56th Venice Biennale of Art, Positions#4 in the Van Abbe Museum, MUMOK Wien, to name but a few.
Anna Bitkina is an independent curator and a co-founder of curatorial platform TOK in Saint Petersburg. Her practice is a multidisciplinary process that connects art, theory, social and political science, philosophy in order to generate knowledge and articulate conditions of contemporary society. She lives and works between Russia and the Netherlands.