- FACTORY OF FOUND CLOTHES. PERSHINA Natalia/EGOROVA Olga, Triumph of Fragility (Part Two of Trilogy), 2002.
In 1995, Gluklya (Natalia Pershina, 1969, Russia) and Tsaplya (Olga Egorova, 1968, Russia) founded the artist duo Factory of Found Clothes in St.Petersburg. The team of artists is known for its performances and fashion happenings. They use their works as a means to artistically transform social problems. ‘‘Art is on the side of the weak,’’ says their manifesto, and ‘‘artists are not mentors but friends.’’ Gluklya and Tsaplya are also coordinators of the group of artists Chto delat (What’s to be done?).
In this public performance, a troop of cadets marches in sync while holdings white dresses in front of them. This scene is an absurd reversal of the military drill.