Protected by God’s Angels
Jesus 12 years
Jesus is Your Friend
Jesus looks into the Human Soul
My God, My God!
Sins of the World
It is Finished
The choir is a tool which composer Igor Mashukov and artist Ingrid Bugge use to communicate quotes from the bible. In other words, it is a form of storytelling that tells the harsh but divine messages. Furthermore that is what the dancers show in Cyclus Perm from their interpretation of the quotes.
The human voice holds a simplicity and a physicality which brings the art piece closer to its viewer. The vocals are direct descendents of the soul. A pure and uncontaminated bond to the divine. The voice as a message, as a tool within creation.
The symbolism runs, as a silver lining through Bugge´s work in Cyclus Perm. The seven photo collages derived from the interpretations of the dancers. In detail, they include different color combinations in tradition with Russian icon making. As well as the prominent existence of colours in the bible.
The numbers and the three rooms
The numbers three and seven which recur in Cyclus Perm are not coincidental. This is because they convey the relation between the sculptures and the biblical phrases. They are powerful numbers that convey divinity. The three rooms create perfect symmetry similarly to the divine trinity by housing the three series. In each of the three rooms there are 7 pieces. In detail, 7 is a sign of wholeness and perfection. It represents the word of God such as the 7 days of creation and the 7 heavens.
In the main room there are photo collages accompanied by music and biblical quotes. Additionally video art pieces play repetitively in the side rooms.
At last this allows Cyclus Perm to construct a sensory universe that engage with all levels of body and mind. The dance, in the video art, gives the viewer a language of emotion that touches the body. The photography creates the story and a detailed world that catch the eye. In the meantime music accompany our ears, by using pure vocals that touches the soul.
“In Cyclus perm I seek to realize God´s presence through the stories, so that the modern viewer can feel them. Art is a method which makes people think. Think of life. Think of Spirit. Think in a new, unprecedented way.” – Ingrid Bugge