The artist Victoria Lomasko moved into Studio West in the Festspielhaus Hellerau from 7th to 20th January as part of the Carousel Festival and worked on a mural during this time. Lomasko deals with social graphics. Since 2008 she has been developing the genre of “graphic reportage”, which existed in pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union and which disappeared after its collapse. As an artist and activist she works with media and human rights organisations. She travels through Russia and former Soviet republics and investigates the private, psychological and intellectual lives of various fringe groups. Her heroes and heroines are sex slaves* from Nizhni Novgorod, women from secret lesbian clubs, teachers from an abandoned village school, prisoners from a penal colony for minors and people, especially women, from the post-Soviet area.