2017 - 2020 Anakin Xersonsky (BRD/Ukraine)
Having obtained a BFA degree from HBKsaar (Saarbrücken, Germany) Anakin Xersonsky’s practice has developed chiefly around performance, video, and installation. In their work, irony and humour abound, as for example in their recent video piece Lady of the Lines, shot in Peru as a tongue-in-cheek investigation on the origin of the Nazca lines (a famous series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert), resulting in the conclusion that they were made by an old lady with a broom. Much of their work takes their own body as a focal point, as, for example, in the beautiful performative installation called Superposition, a witty commentary on quantum theory consisting of a black cube, whose contents (a female and a cat) visitors can view only by means of a thermal camera. Anakin’s publications include several catalogues of their work and a contribution to Proto, a literary magazine, in the form of a short story.