Joy of Life/OK it’s OK it’ll be OK - Alexej Savreux
Reviewed By Bob Evans
Short Mixed-Media Presentation Challenges Thoughts
Local artist Alexej Savreux submitted two short pieces of video to the 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival, “Joy of Life/OK it’s OK it’ll be OK”; and, while short in time, the pieces contain deep, contemplative ideas.
In total, both pieces run in one continuous video of under 20 minutes, but in that time, the audience meets the artist and peers into some of his darkest moments and experiences his isolation. In the piece, Savreux confronts his own existence and mental station during a three-year span from pre-COVID through post-COVID isolation.
Savreux’s pieces display depth of both emotions and thoughts at his different stages. His film provides a look into his changing mental states from depression to acceptance. His poetry reflects his intelligent thoughts as they flow into verse, revealing philosophical depth and expression.
Alexej Savreux’s pieces, “Joy of Life/OK it’s OK it’ll be OK” encourages viewers to visualize snippets of his life, listen to his words, and do some introspection to find your own personal truths. His video entry into the 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival takes only a few minutes but offers challenging after-thoughts.