the bomb #1
In the beginning of 2010 Yelena was invited to participate in an event during Oxford Fashion Week. She prepared a collection of clothes and sent it to England in a box. Due to a misunderstanding the box turned up in an office in London, where it was kept in a corner for several months. This bizar twist of fate located Yelena's work in a box, like a bomb. She felt like a terrorist having her work in a box somewhere in the background of an office while no one knew what was waiting inside… In this performance Yelena unpacked the box with clothes and modelled them on herself in front of the public. She changeed clothes several times during the performance and walked in and out of the public. At first they did not expect the confrontation with the artist but decided to applaud every time she returned to the stage. Although it presumed to be a fashion show in a box, the underlying attempt was to make the public aware of their vulnerability.