The Border Participating artists © Alexey Kubasov Uzbekistan Umida Ahmedova and Oleg Karpov: Hostages of Eternity Hostages of Eternity shows a woman relentlessly sweeping a 100 metre-long section of a road in the rain. © Alexey Kubasov Russia |Germany Alisa Berger: Three Borders Three Borders is a made up of the artist's family photos as well as other anonymous (family) photos. © Alexey Kubasov Kyrgyzstan Aytegin Djumaliev: Mutual Incompleteness This soundscape has panned into different areas of the sound spectrum playing on different “border” locations of the speaker outputs. © Alexey Kubasov Natalya Dyu: Goodbye, My Asian Eyes Video footage of a cosmetic procedure I underwent to give me one European eyelid is combined with video images of an insect. Kazakhstan Saule Dyussenbina: Kazakh Funny Games Saule Dyussenbina uses motifs for her wallpaper that she has borrowed from Kazakh folk traditions and myths, as well as architectural views of the new Kazakh capital, Astana. © Alexey Kubasov Farhad Farzaliyev: Mugham-Karaoke Mugham-Karaoke is a project, which brings together a style of music with a centuries-old tradition. © Alexey Kubasov Armenia Hamlet Hovsepian: Untitled This untitled video shows Hovsepian walking in circles around a gigantic piece of rock. His movement seems without purpose.Several minutes pass, but nothing happens and nothing changes. © Alexey Kubasov Russia Katya Isaeva: 100 Pialas The starting point was the idea to undertake a specific cultural study based on one cultural item. For an artist born in Kazakhstan, a piala (a bowl) became such an artefact. © Alexey Kubasov Russia Olga Jitlina: Nasreddin in Russia This newspaper recounts how Nasreddin Hodja went to work in Russia. Nasreddin Hodja is a folk character famous from Bukhara to the Balkans and renowned for his wit and talent for getting himself out of tricky situations. © Alexey Kubasov Russia Anton Karmanov: Wrongly Constructed Church The pictures on the bricks are taken from the walls of Saint George Cathedral in Yuryev-Polsky that, for almost five hundred years, has been a monument to everything grand and significant that had been incorrectly constructed. Georgia Khinkali Juice: Georgian National Anthem Both artists collaborated under this name and produced site-specific performances in the wake of the Rose Revolution. © Alexey Kubasov Ukraine│Switzerland Alina Kopytsa: The Wedding Dress The Wedding Dress focuses upon the subjects of the crossing of borders between countries and the crossing borders between personal and public information. © Alexey Kubasov Kazakhstan│Germany Gaisha Madanova: Bird Catcher (IV) Bird Catcher (IV) is based on an observation that the artist made a few years ago in a country in Central Asia: she saw how living birds were packed into small fabric bags at a local bird market and offered for purchase. © Taus Makhacheva Taus Makhatcheva: 19 a Day 19 a Day is a collaboration with Makhachkala-based wedding photographer, Shamil Gadzhidadaev. © Alexey Kubasov France | Estonia | Germany Eleonore de Montesquiou: KINOZAL The Circular Kinopanorama – Круговая кинопанорама – is a cinema in Moscow, which plays Krugorama: the film is projected on a circular screen with a horizontal 360° view. © Alexey Kubasov Poland | Germany Stanislaw Mucha: The Centre Where does the geographical centre of Europe lie? Right off the bat, there are dozens of places within a radius of a thousand kilometres that might lay claim to their being this "centre". © Alexey Kubasov Kyrgyzstan Marat Raiymkulov: The Quantum Nausea The Quantum Nausea is a series of crudely made animated cartoons about the border which, when approached, puts us at risk of falling into a quantum state of uncertainty. © Alexey Kubasov Tajikistan Alla Rumyantseva, Alexey Rumyantsev: I met a girl The project is based on the well-known Tajik film Я встретил девушку (I met a girl, 1957). It is a story of an ordinary girl who has a wonderful voice and dreams of performing at the local cultural centre. © Alexey Kubasov Belarus Sergey Shabohin: We are Stern Consumers of Cultural Revolutions Geographically speaking, Europe – wedged between the Atlantic and the Urals – is a small western appendage of the Eurasian continent. © Alexander Ugay Kazakhstan Alexander Ugay: We are from Texas The series consists of two parts. The first part was shot during 2002-2005 in the southern region of Kazakhstan, which, ironically, goes by the name of “Texas” among the locals. © Viron Erol Vert Germany Viron Erol Vert: All Borders Are Within Us The so-called »Great Hijab Debate« has created waves to this day in Europe but also in other countries, such as Turkey. © Alexey Kubasov Russia Where Dogs Run: Phobia of the Other Even if »The Border« is not a post-Soviet exhibition as such, it is scarcely possible to avoid this topic. © Tasia Zhivkova Ukraine Anastasiia Zhyvkova: The Edges of Gilea The work investigates three natural borders: water, land and light.Gilea, or the Kinburn Spit, is a thin foreland in southern Ukraine.