The Republic of North Ossetia–Alania is a republic of Russia situated in the North Caucasus of Eastern Europe. Ossetia has a rich history and strong traditions, which strongly differ from traditions that I am familiar with. My performance reveals unique character of this culture: according to these traditions, I present a bride that spends the whole day isolated in a separate space in a complete silence. My piece presents physically and mentally challenging moment for a bride. "Six-eighths" is my silent dialogue with the culture of Ossetia, which I create, by standing six hours in a wedding dress in front of the camera.
Video documentation of the performance, 6 hours, 2016
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