The Flying is a project Tania has been working since 2003 and
carried out in both Russia and in Taiwan. In both places she worked with
people from different layers of society. She's very happy to continue
the project here in Biella. She says that all people can fly. It's a pity
we can only do it in our dreams. When she tries to get to know somebody,
she sees two points of view that can help her understand this person better.
The first is the society's point of view, that is, what family, friends
and job colleagues thinks of him. The second is how this person sees himself,
what he thinks of himself. How do these two aspects interact with each
other? What impact has the society's point of view on a person's self-identity?
Tania believes that the only moment we are truly ourselves is when we
fly in our dreams. Her project is divided into four steps: questionnaires,
interviews, photos of how we fly and drawings of every story in the form
of a comic strip.
Another project she would like to present is The Way of Life,
a work now being exhibited at the Museum of National Fine Art Academia
in St. Petersburg. It consists of three parts: a video installation, an
audio installation and objects covered with wheat sprouts. She sees the
weed seeds as a metaphor of the classic work of art, immobile on the wall
of the art museum where it might have hung for hundreds of years as if
asleep, waiting for the right conditions to grow and come to life.