Meryachenie or Arctic hysteria is a series of common pathogenesis, but various forms of manifestation of psychopathological conditions provoked by being in the polar regions and characterized by deviations of behavior with twilight loss of consciousness, or an uncontrolled reaction to specific factors unique to the North, which leads a person to trance states related to the shamanistic trance and the berserk war trance. No one knows when the next attack will begin and when it will end, perhaps someone will remain in a changed consciousness forever. Beyond the Arctic Circle, sensations change, and the endless gray-white landscape is replaced with flashes of consciousness and anxiety.
Marina Shukurova is an artist currently living and working in Moscow, Russia. She studied photography at the Fotodepartament Institute and Docdocdoc School of contemporary photography (St. Petersburg, Russia). Currently she is enrolled in Master Degree Program at Institute of Art in Saratov State University (Saratov, Russia) where she will support her thesis in 2021.