Pyjamas Party & And, By The Way

PYJAMAS PARTY

 

Performed during a residency of 40 days sponsored by British Council in collaboraion with Liverpool Biennale and Municipal Gallery in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Matlakas, with the help of locals, created a pyjamas for the T-34 tank in front of History Museum of Kharkiv, Ukraine.

The action involved the creation of a fake permission, the creation of a large size pyjamas for the original T-34 second war's Tank and the operation of dressing the tank which lasted 2 hours.

The aim of this performance was to cathartically change the image of a tank, wanting war to fall asleep so that peace can be awaken. Matlakas explains the choice of the pyjamas' patterns and more details on a tv interview to UA: Харків, a local Tv Channel in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Photos by Anastasia Miedviedieva and Dmitry Pashko

Above: Video of the performance, filmed by Dmitry Pashko

Above: TV Interview about the performance Pyjamas Party on UA: Харків Tv, Kharkiv, Ukraine

AND, BY THE WAY

 

Performed during a residency of 40 days sponsored by British Council in collaboraion with Liverpool Biennale and Municipal Gallery in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

This second action performed one week after Pyjamas Party was meant to be an explanation ffrom the previous action, writing a poem on a tailored cloth for the T-34 tank in front of the Kharkiv History Museum.

 

In the pictures:

The uniform used in both the actions:

"Pyjamas Party" and "And, By The Way".

 

The Cloth used to cover the cannon of the T.34 Tank with an explainatory poem in Ukranian Language.

 

 

Photos by Anastasia Khlestova

Video by Natalia Popova