Ultraviolent

Fundraising campaign by Olga Volodina
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"Ultraviolent" is a multidisciplinary art project/research, that should draw attention to the problem of violence against women, that includes photo exhibition and series of art performances

Concept:

For centuries, many men believed that women were inferior beings and it was fair to treat them like maids, slaves, or pets. A woman was absolutely deprived of any rights and could not even leave the house unaccompanied by a man (in some countries it is still a norm). In the modern civilized world, women have the freedom and the civil rights equal to men and we owe this, first of all, to the feminist movement, which has made incredible efforts and many sacrifices for the sake of a free woman of the future. How are these rights implemented now? How does a Russian woman use them? It is Russia that interests me in studying the issue of women's rights since in this country I was born and raised and in this country that I witnessed how some people tried to justify violence against a woman telling her It was her own fault and she might have provoked it. No doubts that women and their rights should be protected at the legislative level. Though due to the fact that in Russia the first case of domestic violence was decriminalized - the statute on the battery was removed from the Russian Criminal Code, and administrative penalties for domestic violence were introduced instead, so it made it equal to such offenses as parking in the wrong place, I would like to draw attention to this problem with my new project. What is the opinion of the general public on this topic? It turns out that our society, and especially the Russian Orthodox Church, is more concerned about the fact that strict laws on domestic violence can weaken the institution of the family and the traditional values. And what are these “traditional values” that they are so afraid of shaking? Maybe all these old clichés from medieval folklore: ‘if he beats, it means he loves her’, “beat a woman with a hammer – she will become gold”? Or the fact that in most Russian families girls are raised only as future housewives? Or the fact that a girl from an early age is told that her limit is doing domestic chores and that she should not believe in herself? She has to wait for “the prince on a white horse” because without him she is not capable of doing anything worthwhile? In my new project, I want to explore the origins of the problem. This will be a story of an ordinary woman, her childhood and upbringing, her dreams, and disappointments. This is a story about toxic and abusive relationships that are quite common. I believe that we need not only legislative protection but also the compulsory education for all women who want to live without fear and understand their important role in this world and that they can achieve everything they want by themselves without wasting their time waiting for the princes. I would really like this project to help young girls to avoid mistakes that could be fatal. I want them to know that there is always a choice.

By donating to this project, you will help to cover the expenses for the social art project: costs of props, decorations, supplies for bodypaint and makeup artists, transportation costs, food on set, rental of additional equipment.

If we achieve the goal than I can provide a decent compensation for the crew working on the project. During the times of ongoing crisis, when many people of the creative professions are left without any work and money, I would very much like to cover the expenses of the creative team so that they would not spend their own funds to implement the idea.

I'd be very grateful and appreciate any help and support. Even If you cannot support this project by money, you still can help by sharing this information via your social media channels. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks to all in advance!

Together we can make the world a better place!

Artist Bio:

Olga Volodina is a Russian-born photo artist currently residing in Bangkok. Back in the day she started her professional career as a fashion art photographer in Moscow.Olga is the author of several social and art photo projects. Her work has been featured on TV, in print media and exhibited in art galleries. Her photography projects are always very personal and sincere and intend to evoke an emotional connection within the viewer. For Olga Volodina photography is an exploration of how the camera translates her feelings, thoughts and attitudes. A human is always the main source of inspiration for Olga.Her controversial inner world comes to life conveying a message within a single frame, leading to strong compositions and thoughtful lighting decisions.

Exhibitions:

- "Broken Reality" Group exhibition, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto 2020

- "THE EXTENDED BODY" Group Exhibition, Mercato Metropolitano, London 2020

- Contemporary Venice Group exhibition 2019 at the ROOM Contemporary Art Space Gallery, Italy Venice 2019

- Amnesty International Group Exhibition, White line Art Space, Bangkok 2019

- Bangkok Biennale Beyond Bliss – Ecstasy of Truth, Group Exhibition, Sathorn 11 art space, Bangkok 2018

- M2F" (Male to Female) Solo Exhibition at Moscow Classic Photography Gallery, Moscow 2017

- "Metamorphosis" Solo Exhibition in one of the halls of the monument of architecture the Mansion of P. A. Bachurina - I. Ye. Smirnov., Moscow 2017

- "Metamorphosis" Exhibition at YenakArt Villa Gallery, Bangkok March 2016

- M2F Solo Exhibition at House of Lucie gallery, Bangkok 2014

- "Woman.Mood" Group Exhibition at V64 Gallery, Bangkok 2013

- "Woman.Touch." Group Exhibition at V64 Gallery, Bangkok 2013


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«Ultraviolent» - это междисциплинарный художественный проект, который должен привлечь внимание к проблеме насилия над женщинами. Проект включает в себя: стоп моушен видео, выставку фотографий, ряд перфомансов в рамках выставки и презентаций.

Концепт

На протяжении веков многие мужчины верили в то, что женщины - это низшие существа, и относились к ним как к служанкам, рабыням или домашним животным. Женщина была абсолютно бесправной и не могла даже выйти из дома без сопровождения мужчины (в некоторых странах по сей день не может). В современном цивилизованном мире женщины обрели свободу и права полноценного человека наравне с мужчинами. И этим мы обязаны, в первую очередь, феминистическому движению , которое приложило невероятные усилия и пошло на многие жертвы ради свободной женщины будущего. Как эти права реализуются сейчас? Как ими пользуется русская женщина? Именно Россия мне интересна в изучении вопроса прав женщин, так как в этой стране я родилась и выросла. Именно в этой стране я стала свидетелем того, как избитую до полусмерти женщину пытались обвинить в том, что она спровоцировала насилие над собой. Я уверенна, что защита женщины и ее прав, должна осуществлятся на законодательном уровне. И в связи с тем, что в России первый случай домашнего насилия стал декриминализирован, а побои в отношении близких приравняли к таким правонарушениям, как парковка в неположенном месте, то мне хотелось бы привлечь внимание к этой проблеме своими работами. Но, что насчет общественного мнения? Оказывается, наше общество, а особенно церковь, больше волнует то, что ужесточение законов в отношении домашних насильников, может негативно повлиять на институт семьи, расшатает "скрепы" так сказать. А что же это за "нерушимые" устои общества, которые мы так боимся пошатнуть? Может это патриархальный средневековый фольклор: "бьет - значит любит", "бей бабу молотом - будет баба золотом"? или то, что в большинстве российских семей девочек воспитывают, как будущих жен - содержанок? Или то, что девочке с ранних лет внушают, что ее удел борщи варить и она не верит в свои силы из за гендерной принадлежности? Принц на белом коне - вот предел ее мечтаний. В своем проекте я исследую истоки проблемы. Это история обычной женщины, ее детство, воспитание, мечты и разочарования. Это история о зависимых отношениях, которые заканчиваются разбитыми сердцем и лицом у разбитого корыта. Я считаю, что необходим не только закон, который бы защищал женщин России, но и обязательное воспитание и образование женщины, которая не боится и знает, что ее роль в этом мире важна и что она может всего добиться сама, не тратя время на ожидание принцев. Мне бы очень хотелось, чтобы этот проект помог уберечь молодых девушек от ошибок, которые могут иметь роковые последствия. Я хочу, чтобы они жили без страха и знали, что всегда есть выбор.

Пожертвовав этому проекту, вы поможете нам покрыть расходы на реквизит, декорации, расходные материалы bodypaint артистов и визажистов (специальные краски для тела, грим и тд), транспортные расходы, еда на съемочной площадке и аренду дополнительного оборудования.

Если мы соберем средства, то я смогу обеспечить материальную компенсацию съёмочной группе, работающей над проектом. В период текущего кризиса, когда многие люди творческих профессий остались без работы и средств к существованию, мне бы очень хотелось покрыть расходы участников проекта, чтобы они не работали даром и, тем более, не платили из своего кармана за реализацию идеи.

Я буду очень благодарна любой помощи и поддержке. Если вы не можете поддержать этот проект материально, то я буду очень признательна, если вы поделитесь информацией в своих социальных сетях.

Заранее спасибо! Я верю, что вместе мы можем сделать мир добрее и лучше!


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Your Name in the Credits Signed Poster Limited Edition Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta Paper including a Certificate of Authenticity Signed and Numbered by the Artist. 60x90sm

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Donors

  • Ellen Bee
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2021
  • Olga is one of the most creative and talented artists I know. Wishing you good luck with your art project!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 06, 2021
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  • Tina Georgieva
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2021
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Donors & Comments

15 donors
  • Ellen Bee
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2021
  • Olga is one of the most creative and talented artists I know. Wishing you good luck with your art project!

€20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 06, 2021
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  • Tina Georgieva
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2021
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  • Diana Studenberg
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2020
  • All the best, excited for this project and to see more of your beautiful work.

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  • Suzanne Johnston
  • Donated on Sep 17, 2020
  • I love your work.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 12, 2020
  • This sounds great Olga.. good luck!

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  • Ross Cain
  • Donated on Sep 12, 2020
  • Through insightful art such as Ultraviolet we can become more understanding to the plights of many and help in the process to stop it completely.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 11, 2020
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  • Eddy Frampton
  • Donated on May 22, 2020
  • Thank you for allowing us to witness your profound view of the world.

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  • Toby Leon
  • Donated on May 21, 2020
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€370.00
raised of €1,500.00 goal
24% Funded
15 Donors

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