ONE—Man protest As per Russian law (single—channel video, 2012) Shot on iPad during the VIP opening of Frieze London Artfair in October 2012. Natalia recorded the voice—over straight onto the device and showed the work on the same device the next evening as a part of Moving Image Artfair 2012 in London.
Being a constant pendulum between 3 cultures (Russia, Belgium and UK) and passionately feeling the struggle of Russia to become a better place, the artist re—enacts the only allowed form of protest in Russia on the soil of the UK. The work is a step further into exploration of transnationalism and effects of the modern life, information flow and internet on one’s personality and identity.
Natalia Skobeeva (b. 1975) — a Russian born UK/Belgium—based artist.
She works on the border of different media and engages modern technology and devices in order to communicate her ideas.
She graduated from Central St Martins college of Art in 2008 and since then exhibited internationally. Her works have been featured in Time Out, The Daily Telegraph, British Journal of Photography, AG, Hotshoe, Amelia’s, Anglomania, F Stop magazine and many others. Her latest solo exhibition include special project in the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and in the State Museum of Political History of Russia.
She initiated and actively participates in a group of young post—soviet artists based abroad with exhibitions, meetings and talks.