"Leningrad Trilogy," presents three distinct paths to travel across St Petersburg, considering public space, Soviet Era monuments and architecture as markers of its history. The work is composed of three narrative videos each of which focuses on Saint Petersburg as a contested city, a site of confronted ideologies, a literary muse and a witness of political victory and defeat.
"Leningrad” (rt: 8 min., B&W, sound, 2006), is a meditation on the Leningrad that witnessed years of political repression during Stalin’s terror. Readings of two important poems: Anna Akhmatova’s "Petrograd," 1919 and Osip Mandelstam’s "Leningrad" (1930) serve as audio companions to a contemplative video montage shot in contemporary St Petersburg.
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