Anton Kats

Anton Kats

Artist, Musician and Dancer.

Anton Kats is an artist, musician and dancer.

Anton's practice derives from informal everyday relationships within a vibrant neighbourhood in Kherson, Ukraine and is complemented through necessity and pragmatics of self-legalisation in Europe via entering formal institutions of education. Developing practice-driven research projects, Kats explores ambiguity of art practice as a question of agency and intentionality and develops site-specific work engaging with structures of self-organisation, self-education, marginalised people and the non-normative.

Anton Kats

Tourist by Anton Kats featured as part of The Container Project, Portmsouth 2018

"Tourist" is an autobiographical video work addressing absurdity and dystopia of citizenship inauguration in Berlin, Germany. Having a camera hanging around my neck, continuously filming, the work cuptures a moment of bureaucratic metamorphosis from a stateless refuge into German and European citizen. Before, during and after the ceremony I am involving diverse ceremony participants in conversations while staying open and curious. Trying to outline different coordinates within diverse narratives and anecdotes it is a journey through multiple and dynamic spaces, stateless cues, receptions, speeches, populist slogans, swears and collective singing.

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Anton Kats
Anton Kats
Anton Kats
Anton Kats
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