Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticit... [more]
FLAME OF THE RED FLAGIntroduction: Martyrs EnshrinedBy: Alexander Aston
“Working men’s Paris, with its Commune, will be forever celebrated as the Glorious Harbinger of a new society.
Its martyrs are enshrined in the great heart of the working class.” -Karl Marx
In March of 1871 Parisians rose up in the largest urban insurrection of nineteenth-century Europe, the Paris Commune. In the wake of the catastrophic Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871); with nearly five... [more]
In God’s Eyes: A Match Made In Heaven
Your wife likes puppets.
She likes bow ties.
Her teeth never clang a fork.
She's French bourgeois,
She's a gentle sadist.
She makes homemade popsicles.
She plays guitar,
and really well.
She lets you borrow her socks,
and she wears thong underwear.
You go commando.
You also refuse to shower after sex,
sometimes for days.
You nearly killed a girl,
sharing your deodorant optional philosophy.
J.M. Bernstein, author and professor of philosophy at The New School University in New York was interviewed by Rachel Stuart and Tyler Krupp in April 2011. A video excerpt from the interview is below. The video was produced and edited by Rachel Stuart. It was published in the New York Times in November 2011. [more]
Adam Phillips, author and practicing psychoanalyst in London was interviewed by Rachel Stuart and Tyler Krupp in October 2010. A video excerpt from the interview is below. The video was produced and edited by Rachel Stuart. It was published in the New York Times in November 2011. [more]
Svetlana Boym, author, artist and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University in Cambridge was interviewed by Rachel Stuart and Tyler Krupp in April 2011. A video excerpt from the interview is below. The video was produced and edited by Rachel Stuart. [more]
Cities are dwelling places. Spaces that hold, connect, stir, shake and respond. Some people are invited in, others keep passing by and every now and then there are intruders; every city deals with crime differently. The city that I speak of is my body. It is a city of significance, once forgotten but now reawakened. It speaks to the multitude of meaning, which is me.
When I was four, I lived in a Glendale, a small growing suburban town thirty minutes from Los Angeles. In the morning,... [more]
Ibn al-Nadim’s Kitāb al-Fihrist evokes the origins of the story of “The Two Wives of the King, One of Whom Preferred Slave Boys and the Other Slave Girls, with the Remarks of Philosophers about the Matter.” He suggests that it is one of many tales compiled in Arabic of the “One Thousand and One Nights.” He also proposes that the masterpiece is partly inspired by the Persian legend “The Thousand Stories.” The “One Thousand and One Nights” is... [more]
Your hair is no longer the jet-black wave that I use to run my fingers through to annoy you. Asking questions of “Daddy, do you think I am pretty.” A game we often played. You hair is now salt and pepper. More salt than pepper.
I’m heading into my thirties and acknowledging multiple fears, they have been rising feeling them more than usual. I am no longer the twenty-year-old girl pretending to be a rock, as if that is strength. I am now a woman and my own anchor. Strength is... [more]
The Taste of Displacement: 2014
20 minutes video
6 Digital Archival Print, 42 inch x 28 inch
The Taste of Displacement is a photography, video project and an experimental performance piece that brings together a diverse group of diasporic Iraqis from various personal and professional backgrounds, including academia, journalism, gastronomy, and the arts over an intimate dinner. The participants were asked to provide a personally meaningful Iraqi recipe, which was prepared and served collecti... [more]
Disturbance is a triptych video and photography memoir: 1980/1990/2003.
Disturbance functions as a cartographic device, charting the interconnections between three pivotal moments in contemporary Iraqi history and their relationship to a trilogy of personal and collective displacements.
The piece is comprised of three videos/photographs, entitled “1980,” “1990,” and “2003”: years in which the Iraq-Iran war started, the first Gulf War erupted, and the Americ... [more]
Dena Al-Adeeb and Sama AlshaibiAll work produced at Light Work in Syracuse, New York. Baghdadi Mem/Wars Project: 2010 Still/Chaos: Video 2 minutes: 12 photosEfface Passing/Remain: Video 2 minutes: 9 photosAbsence/Presence: Video 2 minutes: 18 photos
The collaborative project with Sama Alshaibi titled Baghdadi Mem/Wars is a video and photography three suite series: Still/Chaos, Efface/Remain and Absence/Presence. Its conceptual premise is rooted in the corporal, intellectual and emotional embod... [more]