“KASPAR HAUSER’S PHANTOM FAMILY,” A NONPROFIT PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE SERGEI LIMONOV FOUNDATION
The members of the Jonjoli Flowers, a new project from North-7 artists and like-minded artists, reflect on its journey from a once family with broken communicative ties to a family that has lost its children. In the context of a historical moment, the position of half-decay, disconnection is seen as a sign of the times.
Johnjoly’s Flowers art group: Alexander Tsikarishvili, Ivan Chemakin, Grecht, Vadim Mikhailov, Anna Andrzhievskaya, Liza Tsikarishvili, Victor Yuliev, KZ Gallery (St. Petersburg)
Total installation by the St. Petersburg art group Jonjoly Flowers is a dwelling/camera/place of residence of the main character, Caspar Hauser. A real person or a fiction, a speculation of adherents of alternative history, he became known as the homeless “son of Europe”; a beast from nowhere and a ghost who vanished under unexplained circumstances.
The project tells the story of a myth, a fiction narrating the loss of kinship, the disintegration of community, the loss of footing, the case of an alien on his own earth.