animation loop, hand-developed 16 mm film, 2017
The Victory Memorial to Soviet Army in central Riga was enveloped in dramatically opposing attitudes. For a long time I avoided thinking about it, but then I noticed that it is a rather witty bundle of vertically extruded five-pointed stars. I imagined that as a modernistic form it might be weary of embodying the relic radiation of the Soviet occupation and that it is willing to loosen up a little.
When the full scale attack on Ukraine began, the monument was pulled down.
Made in collaboration with Echo Park Film Center (ASV) and Arterritory.com. Camera – Armands Grundulis.