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Taus Makhacheva

Her Dagestan

BY STEPHANIE BAILEY

Portrait of Taus Makhacheva. Photo by Shamil Gadzhidadaev.

In Taus Makhacheva's three-minute video Walk (2010), a jagged cliff zigzags across the frame producing a line of perspective. Three points demarcate the division between the ocher earth and a brilliant blue sky, and a figure in black comes into view walking at a steady pace, bisecting the landscape. This same dark figure features in another work, Endeavour (2010), which was filmed on the same day. In this piece, the performing body throws its weight against a boulder that…

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