Thursday, March 11, 2010

MOSCOW METROPOLITЕN in the name of V.I. LENIN, 09




Some screenshots from quite recent, though quite overwatched (by myself) video.
It has extremly anthropological qualities I am not really exited about. People say that it somehow reacts on the way we tend to see Russia's oppressive society. The quiding Big Brother's voice ect. (The sound is crucial - it contains the voice that reads out Metropoliten Regulations) But although very valid question could be "Where is the critique?". I'd rather say that I don't really pretend to critique here.
I've made plenty of attempts to use this old sci-fiish sense(as Miho described it) as a part of something else, but keept resulting in failure, so full stop for now.
Ideal dream was to be able to perform the "guiding voice" myself, so to invest it with subjectivity, and crack it that way. In some sense subtitling does it, I would say... {in the future - add some comments about the use of Metro as a propaganda object}

Monday, March 08, 2010

POST-SOVIET




Photocopies, screenprints, 84x42cm

This is the "happy" project finished at November 09. Using porn images was risk worth taking. Under the print is a "found" porn from "home" pornography websites. No idea about copyright.

Sunday, March 07, 2010