6 November – 20 December 2020
UKS

EXHIBITION
AYATGALI TULEUBEK: YOU WILL MEET A BIRD WITH STRANGE FEET

Opening: Friday 6 November 2020
Exhibition: 7 November – 20 December 2020

The UKS gallery is open as usual, closely following the city council of Oslo’s health and safety regulations regarding the spread of Covid-19. Viewing appointments can be booked online or at the door. To make reservations, please contact us at info@uks.no

Please note that the spoken language in You Will Meet a Bird with Strange Feet is in Norwegian. There are no (English) subtitles.

Screening times
The screenings start every
Wed-Fri at 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm
Sat-Sun at 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm

The screening lasts for 67 mins

Hand sanitiser and face masks are available at the gallery.

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Tuleubek’s new film You Will Meet a Bird with Strange Feet centers on the Soviet TV-healer Allan Chumak, whose nationally broadcast healing sessions supposedly revived the dark locks of the Kazakhstani artist’s gray-haired neighbor. Intertwining the powers of technology and mythology, personal recollection and the political ambience of perestroika, the work reenacts the choreography of the healer’s Reiki-like waving hand movements, performed by dancer Mina Weider and instructed by artist and designer Ida Falck Øien.

The contemporary protagonists stage and debate the earnest belief in screen-based curative connectivity, and remote therapy’s power to restore the body’s internal harmony. Slowly working through questions spanning from the healing of a dissolving superpower’s wounds to personal homeopathy, the actors relate to the frail belief systems and actions taken in times of online communication, financial capitalism, and pandemic contamination.

BIOGRAPHY:

Tuleubek (b. 1985) has recently exhibited at, among other places, Ca’ Foscari, Venice (2019); the Göteborg International Biennial (2019); and Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm (2018). An alum of the Oslo Academy of Fine Art, Tuleubek co-directs the artist-run venue Podium in Oslo.

Ayatgali Tuleubek, “You Will See a Bird With Strange Feet” at UKS. Photos by Vegard Kleven (image 1/3)

Images from the opening of Ayatgali Tuleubek’s solo exhibition at UKS. All photos by Jan Khür

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