Sunday 15 Oct 2017

Screening I: Russian Actionism and Prison System

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with programmer Taisiya Krugovykh & Vasily Bogatov | Sunday 15th of October 18:30-22:00

Taisiya Krugovykh & Vasily Bogatov will talk about and screen videos on a new wave of political activism in Russia: the "Voina" art group, "Pussy Riot" and Petr Pavlensky. If one’s artistic practice is political actionism in Russia, sooner or later one will go to jail. All of the aforementioned individuals and groups were imprisoned.

Taisiya Krugovykh is a video artist, performer, specialist in film editing theory and member of “Gogol’s Wives” art group. She films people who have woken out of comas and those who have been released from prison, as well as her parents and herself. She also works with linguistic projects connected to the theme of migration.

Vasily Bogatov works and lives in Moscow. He is a film director and member of “Gogol’s Wives” art group. He collaborated with Russian radical performance groups “Voina” and “Pussy Riot” as a videographer and clip-maker.

The rest of the week, the Sunday program will be available in the exhibition space for the audience who missed the original event.

Events will only be in English