The performance lasted 210 minutes and took place in the workshops of the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation on Burakov Street in Moscow.
2012 was one of the worst financial crises. Quote from financial news feeds at the time: “Ed Morse clarified that the end of the “commodity supercycle” has been going on since 2011. The analyst called this period “the funeral of the supercycle”. According to him, 2013 on the commodity market can be described as an afterparty”. This is how the idea and name for the work appeared. “Afterparty”.
There is such a state when after a “holiday” someone cannot stop, while the lights have already been turned on, the guests have left, all the drinks are drunk, but still, the late guest continues to have fun, and the same track sounds from the speakers. Such fun turns into an obsession - when you don't want tomorrow to come when you have to decide something.
Today it is a kind of bridge between 2012 and 2020. Again the feeling of a feast during the plague. The economic crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic, is only gaining momentum. What will be tomorrow? It's time for my “Afterparty”.
During the performance, I spun and danced without stopping for three and a half hours to the same song, as intense as possible to fall from fatigue (like in dance marathons). This is how the performance ended: I fell and could not get up.
During the performance, the camera only allowed 12 minutes record. When the memory card was changed during the breaks, the performance did not stop, so there is no complete documentation. The presented work - 12 minutes without editing - was included in the collection of the Foundation, and was shown at the exhibition “Saturnalia” in Georgia (curated by Evgeny Kikodze, Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation).