downstairs, 2000


“Downstairs”, 2000, single-channel video performance, 1 min 35 sec 
The action in this video performance takes place at the entrance to the Wedding Palace in Vilnius (built in 1975). The artist performs the role of a bride, but with different grooms: the situation is repeated four times, but the groom each time is different.

This soviet building with long stairs echoes utopian socialism at the dawn of the new millennium, when new utopias flourish in relation to the neo-liberal forms of living.