Within, Above and Beyond

Within, Above and Beyond

2017
Duration: 20 minutes
Performance and animation by Yuliya Lanina
Original music by Russell Pinkston
Choreography by Andrea Ariel

Within, Above and Beyond is a journey inside the mind of an artist. The piece explores the symbiotic relationship that can exist between the artist and her work. Through creativity, the artist is able to explore the depth of tragic experience by unlocking the hidden parts of her subconscious that lay dormant in its wake.

In an attempt to make sense of her fragmented memories, the artist writes in a journal. She is sucked into the uncanny and bizarre world that is a reflection of her creativity. There she meets her alter ego who leads her on a tour of her subconscious.

This project is supported in part by Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, Marble House Residency and The Museum of Human Achievement

Special thanks to Nick Yagoda and Yevgeniy Sharlat

Photos by Scott David Gordon
Video documentation by Dávid Lovas