projects

Кронштадт

2013
In collaboration with NCCA ST. Petersburg
Artist in residency
Online archive of sites
Videos – Collected by State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Russia.

Kronshtadt
Kronshtadt (Кронштадт) is a Russian military naval base situated on Kotlin, an island in the Gulf of Finland, which is connected with St. Petersburg by a dam. Because of this strategic location, Peter the Great decided around 1704 to surround this island, which he took from Sweden, with forts and to build a naval base to protect St. Petersburg against invasions of Sweden and England. At the same time he built the city, where sailors and dockworkers would live and where docks and factories would be built. After the Soviet era, post-Soviet transformations began to slowly change the urban and landscape environments on the island.

 

The emotional state of an individual
2013
DVD and Full HD
Projection, 270 x 480 cm
16:9
00:01:00
Black and white
No audio

The emotional state of an individual is a one-minute shot of shadows moving over the face of Lenin that seem to change his facial emotional expression.
The Lenin sculpture (2,5 meters high) was made by an anonymous artist during the Soviet era and is now in a park in Razliv.

Monuments
2013
Black and white projection
No audio
1min00sec
1920×1080 pix

Monuments is a double video projection in which two places in Kronshtadt, Russia, are interconnected. The left place is a communal clothesline, where an anonymous city resident hung four similar curtains. It is therefore a temporary monument. The other place is a permanent monument, dedicated to four Soviet submariners who defended Leningrad during WWII.

Archive of sites
I created an archive of objects in Kronshtadt that I selected for their sculptural appearance in their environment. The complete archive can be found on https://kronshtadtarchive.wordpress.com/

 

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