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Sergej Melničenko - Behind the scenes/2016


  • Galerija K18 18 Koroška cesta Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000 Slovenia (map)

SERGEY MELNITCHENKO

Born in 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. Member of UPHA - Ukrainian Photographic Alternative. Sergey started his photography in 2009 and for less than 10 years he has participated in more than 50 group and 10 solo exhibitions around the world: Italy, Sweden, Chile, Slovakia, Ukraine, Argentina, Poland, France, Brazil, Moldova, Israel, Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Portugal, UK, Netherlands, Russia. Winner of Ukrainian and International competitions, including the “Photographer of the year” 2012, 2013 and 2016 (Kiev, Ukraine), “Golden Camera 2012” (Kyiv, Ukraine), one of the 10 finalists of the Showoff section within the month of photography in Krakow 2013, shortlist of "Pinchuk Art Center Prize 2015”. "Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2017" and participant of “Paris Photo 2017”.


Behind the scenes/2016

Transvestites, girls bathing in tubs of beer, drunk actors and even more drunk visitors. All of this – club, the club where I’m working. Passed one year as I came to Asia to work as a dancer. The last few months we perform in one Chinese club, which is more like a huge bar with a stage, because no one of the visitors is dancing here. At one moment I realized how many great things are going on here that’s how the series "Behind the scenes" appeared.
This is the reverse, the invisible side of the club, the atmosphere, a part of which I became. At this behind the scenes there is more burlesque than on the stage, the concentration of sexual fluids is more powerful than oxygen. There's no falsehood – it’s not a scene, it’s their everyday life, our life, or rather mine.
Production: Fotoklub Maribor