Opium
2016, video installation
A woman is like a flower. In the course of its development, it changes, passing fully through the usual stages: birth, blossom, and finally, ageing.

The video installation Opium by Zinaida demonstrates an artificial transformation of the natural development of a woman-poppy into fleeting destruction with a sudden, tragic end. Succumbing to the deceptive spell of sensual pleasure, a wonderful herb that was once juicy transforms into an exhausted old woman. The bright colours of red and black velvet turn into that of hollow and dead wood, and the woman-flower is filled with poisonous fumes, bringing the inevitable death of the body. And this is how the pretty girl, swallowing sudden death and disappearing from human life, leaves memories after herself with a fatal taste of bitterness.

Women's art project, Art center"Chocolate House", Kiev, Ukraine