2016, 32 min

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Krisis is a reenactment of a facebook discussion among Russian and Ukrainian artists, which took place in December 2013 upon the tear-down of the statue of Lenin in Kiev during the early stages of the Maidan protests. The discussion unfolds at a pivoting point in history. In fact, it occurs at the very moment when history bursts into the scene as a force surpassing individual actors. Krisis should also be understood here as trial or judgment, where twelve jurors debate the meaning of the historical event but fail to pass a verdict. Just as with Pilate’s judgment of Jesus, the decision is not reached and the trial takes on “a continuous and implacable course, an incessant passing and progress through time” (Agamben, "Pilate and Jesus"). The historical crisis is bound to last like trauma in psychoanalysis: separated from its original context, it reappears in pathological forms in every sphere and at every moment.

Krisis

2016, 32 min, DCP/2K video, Russian dialogue with English subtitles

Written, directed, and edited by

Dimitri Venkov

Cast

Andrey Rogozhin

Liudmila Khallilulina

Maria Kresina

Anton Fedorov

Anton Figurovskiy

Sergey Gilev

Ekaterina Alikina

Alexandr Shugarov

Evgeniy Kozlov

Dmitri Sarancha

Anton Bebin

Yulia Chepurnova

 

Director of photography

Pavel Filkov

Sound mixing

Oleg Schloss

Color grading

Evgeny Gvozdev

 

Assistant director

Daniil Zinchenko

Line producer

Anna Brandush

Realised with the support of Triumph gallery Moscow 

 

Screenplay based on a Facebook discussion of December 8th 2013

2016©Dimitri Venkov

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Screenings:

2018

Pejman Foundation, Tehran, Iran

2017

 

The October Overturn, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow

 

Rencontres Internationales, Berlin

Documenta 14, Keimena, ERT2 Greece

10th Anniversary Screening Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Kino der Kunst, Munich

First Russian Triennale of Contemporary Art, Garage museum, Moscow

2016

Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

 

Kasseler Dokumentarfest, Kassel

 

Zerkalo Tarkovsky Film Festival, Ivanovo

 

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

Trans-people. State of insecurity, Yermilov Center, Kharkiv, Ukraine