Dear conversationalist,


I eternally search for catchy quotes: they develop into the syncopating ‘talks’ highlighted in MSWord. I talk too little myself.




“I won’t do what you tell me” opening speech performance, 7 minutes.

I won't do what you tell me

11-28 August 2016



Using the quote taken from a song by Rage Against the Machine “Killing in the Name” (1992) “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me” Ksenia reiterates and transforms the sentence through a Microsoft Word synonym suggestions. “Performative Writing” project to which this performance belongs is a result of automated synonymic rows poetic transformation being vocalised and pitched to the public at the openings.


"Desperate times call for desperate measures" opening speech performance, 10 minutes.

Ora or Labora, MFA Avgangsutstilling

May 27th - June12th 2016

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo


"To expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer"

opening speech performance, 6 minutes, performed twice at:

Let's wait for the group

Semperdepot, Chambre d'Amis, Vienna, 12.11.2015


Let's wait for the group


Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo, 2015


Description: I will perform in writing (first) the quote used as a part of the title of the recent MUMOK (Vienna) exhibition on artistic practices around 1990 “To expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer” (taken from a 1969 text by Hans Neuburg). Performing in Microsoft Word the synonymic rows.

I will perform (second) at Chambre d’Amis (Vienna) the result of my performative writing by reading aloud from an A4 paper. The A4s will also be placed stacked in abundance for public to take. I will use a microphone. It will be casual, no drama visually, but there will be playing with voice intensity and pitch.



Performative writing