Olga Grotova can be described as a fictional story-teller, deeply interested in the notion of identity and displacement. Her practice encompasses painting, video and performance and often features female characters that question social relationships within their environments.
Debris on a Luminous Plain continues Grotova’s exploration of fictional histories and possible realities through story-telling, installations, video and performances. London-based artist stages an environment of paintings, ceramic props and video work as a set for a new live work to present three female characters engaging in dialogues, confrontations and rituals. Their conversations drift from a small talk to the ecology and the supernatural being. Spooky occurrences in the natural world end up being logical whilst mundane events become symbols of agency and displacement.
The exhibition explores and unravels the spaces in-between the world of destabilised borders where everything bleeds onto one another. The female body becomes simultaneously a physical entity and one embedded in network of politics and ecosystems.