a film by Dmitry Vilensky, 2001, duration: 5:40 min., looped
Once Vladimir Majakovsky has written that representatives of all peoples will come eternally to Lenin's Mausoleum.
In film we see, how visitors of Moscow are photographed on the background of Lenin's Mausoleum. They accept traditional for the "memory photo " poses, wishing to be immortalized near of the symbol that lost any historical meaning to them.
The spectator observes the whole gallery of the different social types. The film fixes a situation of occurrence of a photo. All participants are taken from a position of the photographer and he/she is also fixed from a back. We watch that nowadays people are united with rituals of a consumer society, and have not any pathos of participation in a history.
Sound: bells on Sapasskaja Tower, before the hours time. In result of the looping of a short sound fragment there is a feeling of stopped time - the most traditional metaphor of a photography.
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a film by Dmitry Vilensky, 2003, 11 min., looped
This film shows the homeless people sleeping in the ring lines trains of the Moscow underground.
Some of them are fixed at the moment of the departure from a station, others at the moment of the arrival to a station.
The sound track is edited in such a way that the announcement of the one station repeats permanently, thus, there is a feeling that homeless people endlessly leave and come back to one and the same station.