Dmitri Galitzine (b.1986 in London, U.K) lives and works in London, U.K.
Galitzine’s work is set within folk culture. It uses the kind of stories that you read about in regional newspapers; about a giant vegetable or an Elvis impersonator or a world record attempt. Stories that are both absurd and amazing, ordinary and epic. The driving force behind these narratives are the individuals and communities where there is a palpable belief in something. A heightened and belligerent belief in one’s dream, even if others think it’s daft. The artist’s stories show people as characters, where you can’t tell the difference between the real and role play. This state can not always be felt through Galitzine’s films or performances. Whether or not these are even the real artworks – or simply a record of it, or some moments he believe as the fiction starts to take over again.
At This Stage
At This Stage is a multi-screen video installation by Dmitri Galitzine. It was filmed during a four-month residency at Dance Attic Studios, an acclaimed music and dance rehearsal studio in London’s Old Fulham Baths. Being premiered at SWG3, the work draws upon all aspects of daily life at the Studio, from professional auditions to amateur evening classes, spanning many genres. Galitzine connects intimately with a celebrated institution built from generations of performers and the dreams born and nurtured there.
Commissioned by SWG3 and created in partnership with Dance Attic Studios.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sat, 10am-6pm
Sun, 12 noon-6pm