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US2 [24h Performance]

FILET Gallery 2019 [London, U.K.]

US2 is a 24 hour performance piece devised by the Ukrainian artist Timothy Maxymenko. It involves two participants with different nationalities and who do not know each other spending 24 hours in a room together. 

During those 24 hours,the participants have to keep communicating constantly, and must write each new word they use on the gallery walls. At the end of the 24 hours, the space opens to the public and visitors are invited to join the performers and explore their words and other forms of communication used. 

This piece was first performed by four pairs of participants (including Timothy Maxymenko) in Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK and three other Kraków galleries simultaneously in 2016. 

In 2019 Timothy Maxymenko performed the piece in London with Iris Colomb, from the 17th of March to the 18th of March at FILET art space. 

Photos by Alisa Oleva and Natalia Tarasova

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