Faf and Tsalar Honoring, 2021 is the new project of the Institute for Mastering of Time composed of the artists Arseny Zhilyaev, Asya Volodina, Nika Ham, Nikolay Karabinovych and Vika Zhuravleva.
The Institute owes its name to the theoretical writing of Valerian Muravyov, who proposed the possibility of scientifically ‘mastering time’ drawn on a unique mix of mathematical set theory, Henri Bergson’s philosophy of time and Nikolai Fedorov’s idea of technological immortality and resurrection.
The project Faf and Tsalar Honoring takes the form of a participatory performance that functions between museological and dance zones. It is set in a moment in the future where humanity has reached the point of division between those who can and cannot control matter. The performance functions as a LARP (live action role play) and aims to bring the participants closer to Eternity.
Faf and Tsalar Honoring is part of the annual program Tool cycle: new visualisations for activated bodies, held in 2021 between the Goyki 3 Art Incubator in Sopot and the Foco Gallery in Lisbon and curated by Josseline Black and Kasia Sobzcak.