Moꞑ // Ringing silence
installation, 2023
There is a word "Moꞑ" in the Tatar language. This word is simultaneously filled with sadness, parting, humility, hope, and joy. In Tatar art, one can always find moꞑ – the message people convey as they yearn for the lost past.

The installation is made of hundreds of bells, fixed on both sides so they cannot ring. Frozen in space and time, the bells ring through the void. No fastener, no restriction, and not any material thing could interrupt them. To express one's feelings even when it is not possible is what Moꞑ is.

View of the exhibition Our and other, 2023, MOÑ, Kazan, Russia.
Photo: Dilara Shakirova