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“... we spent roughly four hours on our knees, with foreheads to the ground, and then they took us to the courtroom …” ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ 

“... и начались новые издевательства. Заставили встать на колени, лицом в пол, руки за спиной в наручниках. Так стоять очень тяжело, кто-то падал, того били дубинкой ...” ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ 

“... затем Дмитрия отвели на нижний этаж, там снова обыскали, поставив "звездочкой". Силовик зачем-то больно вывернул кисть ... наутро там какие-то дикие вещи творились. Людей пытали ... был еще человек, которому что-то запихнули в рот, и он мычал. Был человек, который молился ...” ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ 

“... я закрыл лицо, чтобы уберечь голову. Со всех сторон били дубинками. Меня бросали на пол и велели ползти. Но я вставал, снова сбивали с ног, били берцами, кулаками, дубинками: в грудь, живот, по ногам. Раза три меня роняли, я вставал и пытался быстрее пройти это все. Под отборный мат, крики: "чмо", "чего тебе не хватает?! ", "что тебе спокойно не живется?" ...” ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ 

“... поставили всех на колени, выстроили. Мы стояли вдоль стены на улице, нам велели на коленях ползти до камеры. Я был в шортах, у меня все ноги были в крови. Мы боком на коленях ползли до камер ...” ︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎︎ 

“375 0908 2334. The body you are calling is currently not available”
- the idea of performance arose from the state of protesting against violence, resisting prolonged stress, fear and overcoming feelings of guilt in which Belarusians live nowadays consciously or not. It’s a kind of invitation to conceive being detained in Belarus, to go physically through the lawlessness, illegality and outrage which tens of thousands of civilians went through - violence that continues to this day.

The performer builds a fairly simple way of communicating with the audience: identifying himself with the detainee, he simulates the situation of bodily experience at a certain stage of torture, and thus brings a faceless person out of the information field into a physical one, transforms a conditional victim from news into a living person.

“I was looking for a way to express the horror of the events that befell us - how to talk about numbness, fear and at the same time contempt for violence, about the feeling of guilt for the mass emigration of Belarusians and my own - being just an actor how can I support the protest?” - says Igor. - "And this performance was the answer: it is important to stay in context, active, conscious, not indifferent, not disparait."

375 0908 2334:

375 - telephone code of the Republic of Belarus

0908 is the date of the presidential elections, which were cynically rigged by the authorities. The spite and discontentment with the election results resulted in a revolutionary protest movement, which continues to this day.

2334 is the number of the Administrative Code article “Violation of the procedure for organizing or holding mass events”, according to which more than 40 thousand Belarusians have been convicted since August 2020.

The project was also created to collect financial assistance to victims of violence and repression in Belarus - a charitable account at the HUMANOS Foundation

The performance page is also a source of detailed project documentation.