The first release of the project Zine as an Exhibition: Postcovid is the zine "+ Displaced activity -" by curator Lera Lerner and St. Petersburg artists Sasha Zubritskaya, Tanya Chernomordova, Galya Yaptik, as well as artist, performer Valya Lutsenko and artist and poet Roman Osminkin. Zine talks about what it is like to experience a forced refusal to move in space, to create, to embrace, to resist, while supporting others and yourself. Displaced activity is a reaction to stress when, in the impossibility of doing what we want, we switch to "inadequate actions": scrolling the social media feed without penetrating into the content, or endlessly wiping dust.
"We make the zine as a form of shifted activity in response to the impossibility of moving together in a space of resistance," say the artists, trying to look at themselves from the outside and see their creativity in so-called "inadequate" actions.
In the artists' works, the prefix "post", from the given context "postcovid", shows itself as a post in social networks, imprint, place of observation, future, impression, abstinence, postal message, self-test.