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Old 01-12-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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sand art performance

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video shows the winner of 2009ís " Ukraine ís Got
Talent," Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of
> pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary
people were affected by the German invasion during World War
II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is
mesmeric to watch.
The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in
the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about
$75,000.
She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting
> holding hands on a bench
> under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy
scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a womanís face crying, but then a baby
arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns
and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a
young womanís face appears.
She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and
sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown
Soldier.
This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the
viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a
man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the
glass, saying good-bye.
The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine,
resulted in one in four of the population being killed with
eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42
million.

Kseniya Simonova says: "I find it difficult
enough to create art using paper and
pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is
beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used
as the subject matter, even brings some audience
members to tears. And thereís surely no bigger
compliment."

Please take time out to see this amazing piece of art.

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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On our old TV service, we used to subscribe to a channel designed for babies, that played special programming at night for settling down, and one of the cool things was that they would do were these sand drawings just like this, but with less diesturbing subject matter obviously.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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WOW! That was beautiful living art!
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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Now that's performance art.
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