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Welcome.

We’re an arts publication that explores humanity’s complicated relationship to land.

Angelina Bulatovna Almukhametova

Angelina Bulatovna Almukhametova

Statement

Being born in rural Kazan, Russia, I have found it essential to bridge my art and writing to the urgent imperative of the landscape. The open field-scape is home, whether I encounter it physically or by ways of imagination, it always lends itself to my creative process through a variety of conversations, most of which encompass subjective phenomenological experiences in the landscape, and ideas of the body performing in and with the terrain. I feel so moved , and subsequently compelled to share these experiences and ideas with as wide of an audience as I can gather--to communicate the sheer phenomenally of land.

The chosen works are a portion of an ongoing set of numbered, self-titled performance scores. These first five scores focus on utilizing basic body movements to navigate through terrain. They act as instructions for a performance, and thereafter a record of the performance itself. The scores call attention to the act of using the human mind as a tool for translation; the potential and outcome of the performance is dependent on the reader’s interpretation of that which is on the page. Inevitably, the largest role is played by chance.

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