(Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Vacation is Babitskaya’s reflection on the state she lived in in her apartment during quarantine. Between being compelled to relax, to take an artificial vacation, and her domestic space turning into the only space in existence, the artist was driven to doubt the accuracy of the experiences and subjective perception with which she was now left alone. The project has two parts: photo documentation of an apartment space–turned–zone for staged photographs and involuntary quarantine-time idling, and an installation in the window and on the balcony visible from the street.
Nastia Babitskaya is an artist from St. Petersburg, Russia. She deals with the themes of vulnerability and fragility at the intersection of private and public space. The anxiety that arises as Babitskaya searches for and delineates her identity often serves as a jumping-off point for her work.