so Valentin Tszin marks his artistic method of not only
creation of a performance, but also the philosophical
approach to understanding of oneself in the contemporary
world and its discourses.
Valentin’s biography itself contains the dynamics giving
birth to the principles that drive him it at the moment.
Basic education as a drama theater and film actor, and broad
work experience in Russian theater and cinema, provided
Valentin a set of basic techniques, where the actor is the
conductor of the role, the plot, the author or the other
source, that could be even a politician or an ideology.
Before entering the acting school Valentin got a degree of a
Taekwondo Master that granted him not only the basic
physical skills of mastering the body, but the basic
patterns of discipline and hierarchical understanding of the
Much later, after abandoning his actor career in theater and
cinema, Valentin became interested in the post-modernist
theories of understanding the world and creation of art.
Physical theater and butoh gave the main keys to creating
his first personal system of teaching and work on oneself.
That method, called "theatre of the body semiotics", where
the main driving component was comprehension of own body as
a set of codes, re-coding of which leads to the creation of
"another world", was realised in his Russian company
PoemaTheatre, created in 2009 in collaboration with other
contemporary Russian artists.
Since then, Valentin tours extensively around the world and
cooperates with many modern experimenters.
Curious about, denying any kind of dominance in art as a
protest against the system of "art as a tool of power,"
Valentin himself became dictator of his own project.
Being a part of the neo-liberal European context of
contemporary philosophy and art, Valentin wonders again
about the artist as an out-personal space of the world and
his impact on the construction of the future post-machine
"Alien", it’s not a metaphor on a person who escaped from
real civilization into non-real dimension of his art, on the
contrary, it’s a meeting of a human being with a human
being, in a situation of one-on-one in real time and space
of action. Moreover, this is interaction of present and
perceived in the dynamics of the birth of the third, the
"Other", perhaps someone else in the future.