In his video-work „Penetration“ Michail Michailov forces his way into a medieval adit near Bad Bleiberg (carinthia). The handmade tunnel is 60 meters long and has aproximately the same outline size as the body silhouette of Michailov. That means the adit is about 50cm in width and 170cm in hight. The hole in the mountain transforms to a natural orifice - something forces his way inside with stong bumps. These bumping sounds could either be interpreted as hammering into the stone or as penetration of a body. While shifting to and fro by invisible forces, the artist himself is pushed into the „body“ till he seems to reach the final peak/climax.
So the artist creates a stop motion video, which insinuates ironically that human beeings take posession oft the earth and their fellow citizens brutally and without thinking. The treasure-hunting equals/ stands for sexual satisfaction, the natural resurce equals „new life“: