The Decimation

Photo: Joe Kniesek 2016

Photo: Joe Kniesek 2016

 
 

The Decimation

COLLABORATION
FACTS: A collaboration with Athi-Patra Ruga involving 20 individuals
walking through Roskilde.
PLACE: Roskilde (DK)
YEAR: 2016

The Decimation was a final part of artist Athi-Patra Rugas 6 year work with the artistic myth of The Future White Women of Azania. Nuleinn was invited to join the troop of 20 individuals parading through the town of Roskilde towards a large oak tree placed at Roskilde Festival. The artists were dressed in colourful clothing and wrapped in 50 balloons, creating a new type of woman. The troop followed Athi on the way to the decimation, finally arriving at the tree. With a warrior cry the women begin to rescue their own reflections, that have been hanged from the tree, by popping their ballons.
The ritual of popping the balloons of the reflections, as well as their own,
reveals the women's inner, within a cloud of glitter and coloured powder.