Margarita Gluzberg presents a new performance lecture Shadows on the
Pavement featuring the Rock On Bones phenomenon - a name given to illicit
recordings of Western pop music, made from discarded medical x-ray
transparencies and sold on Moscow street corners, outside the GUM department store.
In 1959, a Dior catwalk show takes place in Moscow, and the photographer Howard Sochurek shoots the models in and around GUM for Life magazine. Later in life he becomes interested in x-rays and other forms of medical imaging and writes a book on the subject. This is a work about a historical cultural contamination and its future transmissions - in lecture format.
Born in Moscow, Margarita Gluzberg is an artist who has lived and worked in London since 1979. Her practice spans across drawing, performance, sound installation, photography and moving image.
Gluzberg's work has been exhibited and perfoprmed at major contemporary art spaces such as the MAC/VAL, Paris; CAC, Vilnius; Rooseum, Malmo; KAde Kunsthal, The Netherlands; Lunds Konsthall, Lund; British School, Rome (where she was a Wingate Scholar), and the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. She is currently working with scientists at King's College, London on a project supported by the Wellcome Trust, Rock On Bones.
She is Senior Research Tutor and Reader in Contemporary Visual Production at the Royal College of Art.