Maria Loboda, Sitting Here Bored Like a Leopard
The show borrows its title from Sylvia Plath’s poem Leaving Early (1960),and the paraphrase of a fragment sitting here bored as a leopard was the point of departure in developing its concept. A bored, lazy predator is calm and deadly at the same time: a mortal danger is expressed here not through tension, but through tedium. A sensual image, a calm before the storm. A threatening boredom that can also be an existential boredom,a source of nihilism or anarchy.