Andrej Molotkov Russia
The Black Square of Kasimir Malevich is one of
the most famous creations of Russian art in the last century.
The first Black Square was painted in 1915 to become the turning
point in the development of Russian avant-garde. Black Square
against white background became the symbol, the basic element
in the system of the art of suprematism (promoted pure aesthetic
creativity). Malevich built up pictures from geometric shapes
without reference to observed reality, producing an art that
expressed only pure aesthetic feeling rather than with a connection
to anything social, political or otherwise. To Malevich the
purest form was the square while other elements were rectangles,
circles, triangles and the cross. Malevich presented an art
of dynamic purity to stir emotions and promote contemplation,
and dispense with subject matter. His paintings were carefully
constructed with the focus centering on the visual qualities
of shape and space, free from the constraints of real world
objectivity. Mark Rozovsky's idea for this play originated from
his desire to let the audience feel and be confronted with the
multiplicity of colors that surround us. To enter a black square
in order to discover oneself might turn out to be a useful experience.
The text also deals with the communist era generation. What
has become of them, how do they think about the past today?
Do they like the present or feel misplaced because of the past?
Duration: 70 minutes (without a break)
Sunday, 09.03., 16.00, STUDIO IM SCHAUSPIELHAUS