Order No. 249

‘MOSCOW LIGHTS’ ...ON THE MOSCOW AVENUE (Film)

Short film
23 min 30 sec. Colour. 4K. Widescreen.

Installation view.
The seats reminiscent of the ‘Barrikady’ cinema in Kaliningrad, once a blooming place of an underground artistic scene in the 00s, recently went under possesion of Russian Orthodox Church and dismantled with the building itself. 
Installation has a wide 4×1.5 m screen and three rows of seats. Russian and English subtitles provided.
180×100 cm film poster is digitally printed on an old fabric and assembled from three pieces. It’s a nod to traditional posters made by ‘Reklamfilm’ for the cinema theaters like ‘Barrikady’.
‘The mysterious Kaliningrad publishing house is preparing to move to Moscow. But a conflict is brewing in the leadership, and Roskomizdat is dragging its feet on documents. Discontent grows inside the team, and the long-forbidden question is asked out loud: who Glushchenko really was?’

A short film shot in Kaliningrad in the summer of 2020 by Pionerskkurortfilm for the 2nd Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Garage Museum.