What lies behind everyday life? Daily rise at 7 o’clock in the morning, morning coffee, trampled route to the subway, colleagues greetings. Mass daily repetition of the same actions becomes a ritual.
In his total installation Alexander Kutovoi forms the place of sacrifice, creates the atmosphere of the everyday rituals society, where human is simultaneously the subject who forms the structure of society and the object, transformed by this structure, a victim in the circulating rituals of everyday life.
CCI Fabrika, Moscow
In our everyday life we are not aware of the usual daily activities. Daily life becomes infinitely reproducing rituals. Ritual cancels secular chronological time and restores the sacred time of myth. It is in the experience of the sacred, in a meeting with the supernatural reality, there is some idea of the existence of absolute values, able to direct man and give meaning to his existence.
But the ritual involves an object of worship and requires sacrifice. The victim is a man himself because of his primary commitment to the absolute truth. Man is mortal, and is looking for immortality, he is imperfect and seeking perfection.
The sculpture "Soldier" - is the result of studies of individual freedom, the influence of the ideology of the masses. Personal thinking is changing, obeying the conditions of the system.