“The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” - Douglas Adams, "Life, the Universe and Everything".
Skyward is a fantasy, a dream, an absurdist musing over the human eternal desire to learn to fly. Through the series of self-portraits I imagine a person who firmly believes that one day she may fly up. She believes that to overcome the gravitation force she has to perform certain actions, rituals (e.g. sleep at night with her legs up in the air or balance on balloons), her belief is almost religious in what she does daily. "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it." - said J.M. Barrie in "Little white bird" (chapter "Peter Pan"). She is ready to start flying any moment, waiting, wanting and fearing at the same time. I aimed to create the atmosphere of anticipation, suspense, concentration, silence and certain social detachment.
The project has been exhibited in MANIFESTA10 in St.Petersburg and Kazan in 2014.