My art making is a performative process which focuses on human intimacy and agency in a social context as a way to examine our relationships with one another. These experiences are often produced through movement-based actions, scripted interactions, site-specific installations, print media, and videos to construct collaborative exchanges. I invite participants to re-imagine the potential capabilities our bodies hold and the collective role we play in through the inclusion of women's perspective.
These images show site-specific performances that took place in 2018 in various locations that include the states and Estonia. The performance is part of a series titled "Dearly Intimate". Here, I explore my own desire to connect externally and internally with the textures of the landscapes through durational actions with a pillow and my body.
Polina Protsenko is an interdisciplinary artist and educator currently receiving her MFA in performance art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree in art education and studio for interrelated media at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Protsenko was born in Estonia and just recently received her US citizenship. Her work focuses on cultural borders and the ever-changing expectations of one's identities due to the political and social climate of a place in time.