WELCOME TO COMMUNI-PITALISM: ENCOUNTERS IN THE SHADOW OF THE WISH MACHINE
Super8 film, and digital video
Culled from archival footage, speech excepts from Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, home movies, field recordings, and time-lapsed footage shot both in the Russian Federation and the US; these Cold War chronicles narrate the brutal history of these two former superpowers. This video was created in 2011 to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the Russian Federation. As both Cold War structures crumbled, people dreamt of a third way between socialism and capitalism. Are there lessons to be learned now by venturing into Andrei Tarkovskys zone?