Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kseniya Simonova

Another video, contextualised below. This is quite something.

'This video shows the winner of "Ukraine’s Got Talent," Kseniya Simonova, 24. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about $130,000.00

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a woman's face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman's face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine , resulted in one in four of the population being killed with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.'


adogwoof said...


holemaster said...

She's a bit of art herself. I like her dramatic sand throwing gestures. Excellent talent in both senses.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Spotted this a few months back. Magic.

And she is one sexy creature.

Radge said...

So we're all agreed.

We would.

Conor said...

Almost the first thing I thought of. Feck the sand - we have passed on the tragic and emotive telling of hardship and love in favour of how savage she is. Oh yeah!