On 21 July 2018, as part of the Whitechapel Gallery's new late-night festival, Nocturnal Creatures, a/political presents Pikník na obóčine (Roadside Picnic) - London Endurance. Comprising a series of videos, documenting the ongoing practice of Davydtchenko and his everyday life at The Foundry - a building in a continuous state of rehabilitation by artists and labourers and a centre of a new community. Davydtchenko's mode of survival is an act against the economy of excess, whilst fundamentally being reliant on what civilisation destroys.
Pikník na obóčine - London Endurance is in partnership with Palazzo Lucarini.
21 July, 6 - 11pm
Brady Arts Centre
192-196 Hanbury Street
Petr Davydtchenko (1986) born in Arzamas, Russia. Works with social codes and symbols, approaching them through the lens of totalitarian regimes. Recently, Petr has relocated to Maubourguet, a post-industrial town in Midi-Pyrenees, France, where he is surviving off animals killed on the road through human negligence. His archival practice has developed into an ideological case study, used by interdisciplinary academics theorising an alternative socio-economic reality.