2020 — Present, “Amanita muscaria”, Work in progress
The project is about the role of Amanita in Russian culture.
Amanita is one of the symbols of Russia, both attractive and repulsive. Opinions on the use of fly agaric are divided into diametrically opposite ones. There are those who believe that the fly agaric is deadly poisonous. Others, on the contrary, are sure that it is a delicacy, can be used as a tonic or mood-improving agent. Russia has a centuries-old history of the use of fly agarics, which is reflected in myths and fairy tales, where it was viewed as a guide to magical reality.
Amanita holiday, Kamenskoe, Moscow Region, 2021
Amanita massage, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2021