installation, performance "Yellow Butterfly". ESCAPE gallery, Moscow, 2000.
Valeriy Ayzenberg sticks to neutrality concerning various groups
and styles. The source and material for his creative work are often
his performance activities. The Exhibition "Yellow Butterfly" can
be regarded at the same time as another documentation (photo, video,
xerocopies) for his long-term performance meta-project "Visual Manipulations",
as an all-sufficient exposition and as an installation for his slide-performance
"The Moth and Wagner". After long experiments with his own image
where the artist acts simultaneously as the Subject and the Object
of an action, the performance "Visual Manipulations - 26" for the
first time presents Another man, or to put it more precisely Another
woman. The portraitures at the exhibition document separate stages
of the performance, which represents a peculiar artistic violence
over the image of a famous Tuvinian singer. Another character of
Ayzenberg's performance is a moth, its "gray somnambulistic body"
appeared as the object for artistic meditation of Ayzenberg which
resulted in the slide-video performance.