Hybrid 2010 is an outcome for an end of the year exhibition with the theme “My sanctuary”. In this project I explored a hard topic of my nationally mixed self identity in a slightly ironic way. As an immigrant child you have to fight with the constant feeling of not fitting in as your childhood is connected to one culture but your puberty is connected to a completely different one, making you lose the sense of having any nationality at all.
        A soviet wall carpet from my childood shows the lyrics to the famous One Direction song, a poster for which was haning on my wall after moving from Russia. The carpet comes with an oldschool “Care and Use Manual” that is pretending to belong to it but is actually explaining the ways to take care and treat my inner child without discrimination.