Nikolay Oleynikov

assorted artworks {since 2010 'till present}

UNDERGROUND TRIO

This mural was developed as a temporary site specific piece for a Chto Delat show in Nuremberg, at –kunstbunker-, that is pleaced underground in the real wwII bunker. This piece tells the fictional story – an interpretation of a myth about Minotaurus. It was made on 15 wooden panels, 3 meters high, painted black, in 4 spaces.

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Room #1: Casting (who)

Q: Who is that, randomly roaming the darkness?

A: It’s me the soldier, the hunter, the warrior, and they call me Teseus

Q: Who’s there, anticipating and waiting in this silence?

A: Well, it’s me, sister of your enemy, Ariadne, sitting here to lead you through

Q: Who’s that sleeping here, who is keeping the gate to the seventh hell?

A: Me, your enemy, the beast, you call me Minotaur. Hi there and welcome

Room#2: Registration (when, where)

Fragile truce between Israeli and Palestine, U.S. invasion to Islamis State, war between Russia and Ukraine. I’m underground where it’s usually dark, in the WWII bunker: wartime dorm, catacombs, underground casemates, coal mine, in the grave, in the labyrinth

Room#3: Time curves

In this dark, time gone fuckin’ coo-coo. Totally. Either it plays it’s sick hide and seek game. Or it suddenly starts to hunt you, waiting for you around every corner of the maze, and when it catches you, it starts to devour you, chomps your guts, gnaws your ribs. And you can’t remember well anymore, either you are 1933, or in 74, or 50 years after, in 2014.

Room#4: Falling

And if you think its deep already here, I’ve got news for you: it Ain’t no coal mine deep enough, t’aint no trenches low enough. So we’re keeping on falling, my dear

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