Polina Kanis

КанисShe was born in St. Petersburg in 1985. In 2011 she graduated from the Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. Rodchenko. In 2016 she received the Kuryokhin Award in the nomination “Best Media Object”. Nominee of the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination “Young Artist of the Year” in 2010. Winner of the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination “Young Artist. Project of the Year” in 2011.

In this work we see how a place deemed a safe haven for a group of people seeking refuge from the world becomes, in practice, not a shelter, but a waiting room. Darkness, dankness and a lower gravitational force define this space, laden with all its symptoms. People manage to get by in this bunker only because they have experienced true danger outside its confines. Isolated as they are, the developments of what to come hold little importance for them.