Carlos Motta

Leningrad, Petrograd, Petersburg (Part 1), video still

2006

Single-channel video

44 min., color, sound, edition of 5

“Leningrad, Petrograd, Petersburg (Part 1)” (44 min., color, sound) offers an intriguing before-and-after look at landmark cityscapes, based on a 1954 government-published book of photographs of the city. Visiting the city 52 years later, Motta re-photographed each of these locations, revealing changes to Soviet monuments and architecture. The accompanying voiceover is a recorded conversation between curator Elena Sorokina, artist Yevgeniy Fiks, and Motta in which they respond to the images and the many political, historical and cultural aspects that these invoke.


ref: cm2006v-002

Carlos Motta

Leningrad, Petrograd, Petersburg (Part 1)

Leningrad, Petrograd, Petersburg (Part 1)

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