Artist Ekaterina Manuchan, curator Alexey Krotov and "White gallery" have presented performance "Tears".
Nemirov's district of St.-Petersburg is the leader from Northwest districts by quantity of suicides among the population. This performance also is devoted to this problem.
From the press release: "That the person has ceased to regret isomeself (to consider someself pity), he must to direct the his melancholy not on someself, but on one's neighbour. For it he need the example of other person which felling someself "even worse". All crisis-centers, helplines do not treat illness of society, only stimulate it, naming frustration by frustration, and allowing the upset people to consider someself as patients. The clear example is necessary to people. From all corners, from each gate, from the sewerage there is should be heard requests for the help, SOS in all languages of the world. That the passer-by unexpectedly heard crying and an appeal which is giving rise desire to help at him, searched and could not find the source of sound".
The culmination of performance became solemn carrying out to the center of the Pioneer square the huge cube of ice on the podium laid by a white fabric. Under hot beams of the June sun the huge iceberg of "impossibility to save" thew during half-hour in the groans and entreatys which mentioned above. Thawed snow slowly impregnated a white fabric.
"The disappearance of the rough form should become a symbol of destruction of a matter, a flesh, a life, impossibility of its preservation. Water, slowly (and sad) an impregnating fabric, should symbolize unsteady memoirs on the former form, unreliable memory".
As the fabric became impregnated with water, it has started to be painted in pink, and then in the sated blood-red color. It is necessary to note, that free-of-charge distribution of the frozen crimson juice to spectators from the sponsor of action (Ice-cream factories #3) accompanied this performance. Unfortunately, we don't know about scarlet ice-cream. Is it was as the part of performance or it was surprising concurrence?