Spectacular Discipline, 2016-2020
The project represents the manifestation of disciplinary power performed through soldiers. The installation of a rotating rifle is accompanied by real footage from soldiers, years of observation of a heterotopic island in the suburbs of Minsk. The video is an archive of a training process from a military base focused on a drill to perform on an annual national parade. Belarus is an authoritarian country and serving in the army is mandatory. People on the video are not necessarily having fun.
The rotating rifle installation spins the rifle with tenacity. Goes through ups and downs.
Is it as spectacular as soldiers struggle? Doubtful.
The machine failures do not provoke the same emotions.
This competition was doomed to doubt from the start.