This large, ongoing narrative project by Viktoria Sorochinski (Ukraine, 1979) occupies a space somewhere between fantasy and documentary. Even though all the scenes are staged, they portray a real mother-daughter relationship. But the boundary between the child (Eve) and the adult woman (Anna) is blurred to an unusually high degree. Always interested in folk tales as a representation of common knowledge, and their influence on children’s perception of good and bad, and morality, Sorochinski creates new myths that represent her interpretation of the relationship between this mother and daughter through phantasmagoric scenes. Over the course of the project, Eve starts to feel that she is a ‘woman’ like her mother. At the same time, she is still a child who lives in her own world.
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