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28 July 12:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island


Year: 2018

Director: Albina Mokhryakova

Country: Russia

Duration: 5 minutes

Swarm works with the image of a buzzing crater formed by young male bodies twisting into a common mass — erasing the personal. It is similar to battlefield rituals: inspired by one youtube video in which volunteers from Ural (War in Donbass) performed the dance of death I recreated the rhythm of military ritual saturated with sensе of suspense and horror. While creating this video, I raised an issue of the legitimacy of compulsory military service through which the government persuades young men to get involved in its military operations.

фото Albina Mokhryakova

Albina Mokhryakova

Artist, filmmaker

Born in 1990 in Bratsk. She graduated from Rodchenko Art School, Moscow (2018), Kirill Preobrazhenski and Dimitri Venkov’s video art studio. In 2018 represented Russia at The International Encounter of Art Schools Students “Artagon IV” (France, Paris). Participated in film festivals “Artdocfest” and “Spirit of Fire”. The ICE collective video installation was shown at the Robert Wilson Residence (Watermill Center, New York).