Black Earth

Art group Utrish.

ArtRu Agency, Moscow, 2013

The World of Earth. Shown as live art performance, a ritualistic burying of Anton Chumak takes place there. Immersion in Earth symbolizes death and rebirth. A ritualistic death is necessary to initiate Hero who rises from the ashes to new life. This passionate myth is the same in Russian folk tales and Christianity. Eternal life can only be reached through unity with Black Soil which is a cist for the Logos; and the Word will be  there, where the world of the living and the world of the dead have merged.