Says Arseniy: This is an ongoing project that I started two years ago. I called it Prozac after a famous antidepressant prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Most people, including myself, suffer from depression every so often. I have tried taking medication in the past but they didn’t work out for me. Instead, I began to take pictures of myself to record my state of health.
I didn’t feel right in Moscow so I started traveling in search of a place where I could find happiness to settle down and start over. It was silly to think that I could find a place where everything would be perfect, a place where I could be satisfied. Honestly there is no problem in Moscow and every city will have pros and cons. So I keep asking myself what am I fleeing from? What kind of place am I looking for? Maybe there is no way to find such place but I am not giving up yet.
Arseny Neskhodimov (1981) born in Samarkand, lives and works in Moscow. He creates conceptual projects about his visual identity, staging performances solely to be photographed or filmed. In his works author touches upon issues of disillusionment and sense of alienation of the generation born in early 80s. This micro-generation is usually called Xennials who are described as having had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood.Born in USSR usually feel nostalgia for the past and uncertainty about the future. Its like in one of the Radiohead’s song, « What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here.”