Plant flowers on Inessa Armand’s grave

Exhibition "Open Studios" Vinzavod, 2021
The video "Plant flowers on Inessa Armand’s Grave" is connected to the idea of revolutionary struggle as spontaneous action. At first we see a woman in a hijab (this episode was filmed in Iran) walking to the music of Beethoven, and then the screen turns red, like blood. After this, the artist’s quotes from Vladimir Lenin’s decrees, collected over various years, begin to sound offscreen, while the landscape remains in the frame: the mountain, the rainbow over it, then the fog, and the setting sun. All together this should suggest the "naturalness" of historical processes, the ruthlessness of the revolution as a wave that washes away both trash and the footprint of man.

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