Victory Song.Found footage film. 16mm. 10 min . 2016.
Consisting of found footage of an old Russian Soviet propaganda film “Советский тыл кует победу”, being remade in author's handmade technique, work reflects on memory as a phenomenon which emphasizes the 'unwanted memory 'role in shaping social consciousness of today's society.
Film originally was made as a collaborative performance with noise artist Jelena Glazova for an audio-visual event "Parnassius Mnemosyne" in former KGB builiding in Riga, Latvia. Performance contains 16mm film projection, found 35mm slides and archival footage of 99 death victims of 1941 of KGB terror in Riga Central prison.
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