Outside In: Kirill Burlov
Corner Shop | 230 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W11 1LU
7 May – 13:50 | 14:30 | 15:10
8 May – 11:00 | 12:00 | 13:00
14 May – 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00
15 May – 10:30 | 11:30 | 12:20
Kirill Burlov’s interactive exhibition seeks to challenge and explore societal preconditioning and assumptions related to gender. What actions are deemed acceptable according to gender stereotypes? Which are questioned if they contradict pre-conditioned beliefs?
Has normalisation of the objectified female form as submissive and vulnerable been accepted in contemporary society? By contrast, has male vulnerability and submission apparently been rejected?
Valerie Solanas argues in her SCUM manifesto that men have ruined the world and it is for women to fix. The dedication of SCUM’s supporters to overthrowing and eradicating the male species prompted a vision for Kirill of Portobello Road 300 years from now: the endangered species – the last four remaining white males – exhibited for the crowd’s entertainment. Unable to survive or provide for themselves they are at the mercy of the witnesses.
Kirill Burlov shares his live exhibition Lost White portrayed by Rob McNeill, Jack Algar, Harrison Putt and Paul Davidson for Outside In.
Kirill Burlov is a multidisciplinary artist working with video, performance and sound.
He was also an artistic director of Baltic Art Form and Maidstone International Arts Festival. Kirill has a strong background in dance, in his UK he performed with Rambert, Northern Ballet, Royal Opera House, Michael Clark Company also working on the projects with Burst Dance Project, Neon dance, The Cathy Marston Project and English National Ballet.
Before the pandemics he premiered his choreographies in variety of companies like Rambert, Latvian National Opera, Coronet theatre @theprintroom, Opera Hong Kong, Slovenian National Opera, Institute of Contemporary Art, British Film Institute, LondonFashionWeek, also performing at the British Museum, Tate Modern amongst the other galleries and performance platforms.
His recent collaborations with composers Gabriel Prokofiev, Emika, Platon Buravicky, Fabio D’Andrea musicians Reinis Zarins, Satoko Fukuda, Ksenija Sidorova and visual artists like Khadijah von Zinnenburg, Laura Malacart, Roger Eager working with different scale interactive projects for a variety of audiences bringing the dance outside of conventional spaces.
His creative ventures with Kristaps Petersons mostly resulted with nominations or awards with the latest work “Mikhail and Mikhail playing chess” winning 12 major awards in Latvia.