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Maternal instinct

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Maternal instinct

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Elena Soroka

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2020

Oil on paper

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Dimensions: 60cm (H) x 80cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 23.6" (H) x 31.5" (W) x 0.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Where does a woman get the thought: “I want a child”? There are many options, and they all relate to acquired (not even innate) social needs. In a patriarchal society, an ideology is cultivated about motherhood as a woman's destiny. A woman can fully realize herself in society, only by fulfilling this purpose. Otherwise, in the eyes of others, she will be considered a failure. Pity at best, contempt at worst. Nobody wants to be a failure, does anyone? Therefore, in the minds of girls from childhood, the belief has taken root: "I can realize myself only through childbirth, I must give birth." And deep inside my soul, fear nests: what if I can't find a suitable partner with whom I can realize my "higher destiny"? I will be considered a loser, not a woman.

And a woman very often, driven by this fear, grabs the first more or less suitable partner and gives birth from him. And it doesn't matter that the characters of the partners do not converge. That there is a high probability of scattering in the very first years of marriage, if not yet at the stage of pregnancy. The fear of being undelivered is stronger than the fear of being left alone with a child in her arms or being held hostage by a tyrannical tyrant. And this is not the notorious "maternal instinct", it is the result of reproductive social pressure. The result of education. Society manipulatively transforms its needs to increase the human population into a woman's “highest duty”.

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Hometown: Tashkent

Based in: Moscow

I am researching a woman’s self-awareness, formed through the prism of stereotypes and prejudices that were developed in society. I compare behavior deviation from expected patterns to a glitch effect. Glitch art opposes the digital culture promoting an ideal transmission of the image. The glitch is an inconsistency in the information expected. Social glitch is self-expression through violation of programmed standing orders.

I express the glitch effect through the Central Asian ikat ornament. An ornament is a visual projection of a society. And for me personally it is endowed with special meanings because I grew up in Tashkent, and oriental ornament is part of my aesthetics.

Education

2018 - The State Academic Art Institute named after V.I.Surikov,
Faculty of Painting, Moscow, Russia

2008 - The State University of Management, MBA IT (Master of Business
Administration in Information Technology), Moscow, Russia

2001 - The State University,
Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, department Economic Cybernetics, Voronezh, Russia


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