Kanis Polina

426-2019_Канис ПолинаGraduated from the Rodchenko Art School, in 2011, the same year in which she was awarded the Kandinsky Prize. In 2016 she received the Sergey Kuryokhin Award. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Haus der Kunst show, the parallel program of Manifesta 10, the 2015 edition of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art etc. As of January 2017 Kanis is part of the residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.

The Procedure

In The Procedure Kanis takes a fictional museum building as the starting point for her meditations on collectivity and division. Lying in ruins after an unknown disaster, any attempts to ascertain what has happened to the building elicit the same response from the people interviewed: “I saw nothing.”
As the sequences unfold the viewer becomes privy to a hermetically sealed system, with the building and the surrounding forest now forming an exclusion zone. Access to the outside world is permitted only after completing the routine procedure of questioning and body search in the border zone.
As the viewer begins to unravel the logic of this universe, he/she realizes that the unknown event which has led the characters to this point has become secondary to the procedure that has developed in its wake.

VIDEO: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CJrRecAKxQTY7pqaEkFtQ3sHpOwENOMr/view