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ID: N22.3

Residence KALEKTAR

August 15, 2022

KALEKTAR organizer
Rönne Stiftung organizer, sponsor
Domie organizer, partner
Gray Mandorla Studio partner
Sergey Shabohin curator, supervisor
Pavel Preobrazhensky manager

The residence founded by the research platform KALEKTAR and the Domie space is aimed at supporting representatives of the Belarusian expert community in the field of contemporary art.

Organizers: Belarusian contemporary art research platform KALEKTAR.org (Minsk / Poznan), Rönne Stiftung Foundation (Berlin) and Domie Space (Poznan).

Supported by: German Federal Foreign Office, Civil Society Cooperation, Gray Mandorla Studio.

Chronicle of events:

August 15 – September 30, 2022
The artist Alexey Lunev became the first resident. As part of this residency, the artist prepared a new piece and presentation, which were presented at the Coalition exhibition.

October 1 – December 31, 2022
Aleksey Lunev received an extension of his residence within the framework of the PerspAKTIV project, created by RAZAM, Ambasada Kultury and IN SITU initiatives with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office.

October 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

The second resident was the art critic and curator Olga Arkhipova.


Performance Direction:
ID: N22.2

 Ich heiße Frau Troffea

December 15, 2022 / Nowy Teatr in Warsaw

Idea, director, dramaturg: 
Sergey Shabohin
Idea, performing:
Igor Shugaleev
Agnieszka Kryst
Mikita Bubashkin
DOP, video editing:
Aleksandra Kononchenko
Marina Dashuk

Project production:
JunОst in Bayern, Prague Pride

40 min

A week before Mary Magdalene Festival in 1518, Frau Troffea left ︎ her house through the courtyard and, unexpectedly for herself, began to dance frantically in one of the narrow Strasbourg streets. She danced all day and late into the evening, and even all night long. On the third day of this crazy dancing, she was at the stage of extreme exhaustion, shoes soaked in blood, ︎ but she could not stop. Finally, her contagious dance swept through the city, causing a dance epidemic that brought about many victims. ︎

Diving into Frau Troffea’s story, the performer talks about his own experience of traumatic obsession and ︎ relentless search for freedom that seems painful and fatal. Through the shock caused by separation from his home and his past, absorbed by his forced emigration from Belarus and the search for himself, he dissolves completely in the attractive Berlin rave culture. The magnetism of techno brings in the ︎ external and internal transformation of the party-goer: the new freedom of communication and movement he experiences under significant dopings-driven stress. Speeding up, the performer loses and regains the quality of movement, observes bodily reactions, captures critical heartbeat indicators. This action, both physiological and poetic, ︎ reveals various artistic dimensions. Through intense body ceremony, a story of an entire country's disease and the obsessive search for the cure of freedom is told.

New domain:
ID: N22.1


November 01, 2022

Due to problems with the server,
it was decided to transfer the site
to a new domain name:


And new assistant: Heorhi Minets.

Performance Direction:
ID: N21.2

Performance Direction:

375 0908 2334

The body you are calling
is currently not available

July 24, 2021

Idea, performer:
Igor Shugaleev
Idea, director, artist:
Sergey Shabohin
Video artist, photographer:
Aleksandra Kononchenko
Marina Dashuk

“375 0908 2334. The body you are calling is currently not available”

– the idea of performance arose from the state of protesting against violence, resisting prolonged stress, fear and overcoming feelings of guilt in which Belarusians live nowadays consciously or not. It’s a kind of invitation to conceive being detained in Belarus, to go physically through the lawlessness, illegality and outrage which tens of thousands of civilians went through – violence that continues to this day.

The performer builds a fairly simple way of communicating with the audience: identifying himself with the detainee, he simulates the situation of bodily experience at a certain stage of torture, and thus brings a faceless person out of the information field into a physical one, transforms a conditional victim from news into a living person.

“I was looking for a way to express the horror of the events that befell us – how to talk about numbness, fear and at the same time contempt for violence, about the feeling of guilt for the mass emigration of Belarusians and my own - being just an actor how can I support the protest?” – says Igor. – “And this performance was the answer: it is important to stay in context, active, conscious, not indifferent, not disparait.”


ID: W94.0


April 3, 2022