Башня. Зонгшпиль /// The Tower: A Songspiel from chto delat on Vimeo.

Фильм реализован коллективом «что делать»

Фильм основан на анализе развития ситуации вокруг строительства Охта Центр в Петербурге и реальных документах социальной и политической жизни в России. Апрель 2010 года

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This film is based on an analysis of the conflict that has developed around the planned Okhta Center with a Gazprom skyscraper in Petersburg and on real documents from Russian social and political life. April 2010

Идея фильма: Виленский Дмитрий и Цапля (Ольга Егорова)

Film Concept: Vilensky Dmitry & Tsaplya (Olga Egorova)

Режисер: Цапля (Ольга Егорова)
Director: Tsaplya (Olga Egorova)

Сценарий: что делать

Screenplay: сhto delat

Музыка: Михаил Крутик
Composer: Mikhail Krutik

Хореография: Нина Гастева, Михаил Иванов
и Цапля
Choreography: Nina Gasteva, Mikhail Ivanov and Tsaplya

Декорации: Дмитрий Виленский и Глюкля (Наталья Першина)

Set: Dmitry Vilensky, and Gluklya Natalya Pershina)

Камера и свет: Артем Игнатов

Director of Photography: Artyom Ignatov

Монтаж: Виленский и Цапля

Editing: Vilensky and Tsaplya

Director: Tsaplya (Olga Egorova) Screenplay: Chto Delat Composer: Mikhail Krutik; Choreography: Nina Gasteva, Mikhail Ivanov and Tsaplya Set: Dmitry Vilensky and Gluklya (Natalya Pershina) Director of Photography: Artyom Ignatov

This film is the final part in a triptych of socially engaged musicals that the Chto Delat collective began work on in 2008. This cycle includes the video films Perestroika Songspiel: Victory over the Coup (2008) and Partisan Songspiel: A Belgrade Story (2009).
Filmed in April 2009, The Tower: A Songspiel is based on real documents of Russian social and political life and on an analysis of the conflict that has developed around the planned Okhta Center development in Petersburg, where the Gazprom corporation intends to house the headquarters of its locally-based subsidiaries in a 403-meter-high skyscraper designed by the UK-based architectural firm RMJM. The proposed skyscraper has provoked one of the fiercest confrontations between the authorities and society in recent Russian political history. Despite resistance on the part of various groups who believe that construction of the building would have a catastrophic impact on the appearance of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gazprom has so far managed to secure all the necessary permissions and has practically begun the first phase of construction.
The Gazprom tower is promoted by the authorities as a symbol of a new, modernized Russia. How are such symbols produced? How does the ideological machine of power function? How are projects like this pushed through despite the resistance of ordinary citizens? These are the principal questions raised by this film.

This video film was made possible with the kind support of:

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (Spain); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany, and Sociedad Estatal para la Acciуn Cultural Exterior, Spain, as part of the project “The Potosí Principle”; and BAK (basis voor actuele kunst), Utrecht, as part of the project “Vectors of the Possible.”

With additional support from the research project “Creating Worlds,” financed by Vienna Science and Technology Fund (https://eipcp.net/projects/creatingworlds/files/about)

and ar/ge kunst Galleria Museo, Bolzano, Italy

Here are some interesting press links:


And the film the “Tale of Gazprom Tower” (2010)