Identity as Anti-Structure in Russian Performance Art in 2000s

  • Abstract:

    The following speech is devoted to the analysis of the identity of the performer and its formation process in Russian performance art on the example of works of 2000s. We will determine identity as the process of self-knowledge as a formation of subjectivity. Our main hypothesis is that the performance art, being an art genre that responds brighter and faster than others to the social challenges in society, driven by the political history of Russia in 2000s chose as the main theme search for an imaginary community. Community, which could act as an alternative area for social actions. Within the art of performance, identity, in contrast with the existing structure, finds itself as an anti-structure in the moment of double negativity (not not I.) “Not not I” is a principle forming identity as an anti-structure in the sense in which it was examined by Victor Turner.