"Who if you are not" Aleksei Taruts perfomance July 2017
Aleksei Taruts's work mostly involves performative and situational practice. In his projects the artist draws the viewer's attention to the topic of an event, its production and representation. Taruts considers an event itself as a performative medium, a symbolic object of instantaneous cultural exchange in the age of semiocapitalism. In his works Taruts examines the neuroses of contemporaneity shaped by the obsession for immediate representation and the politics of «post truth», disenchantment by internet and overexposure to wow-effects.
Frequently Taruts uses sound and music as means to reflect on the affects produced by mass culture and other power structures.