NASHI II / OURS II
with 4 synchronized projections surrounding the viewer in a closed space
12 min. Loop, 2009
In the forrests between Moscow and St.Petersburg 10.000 young Russians are being trained to make Russia the Global Leader of the 21st Century. They are members of "Nashi" ("Ours"), Vladimir Putin's radical youth movement.
Nashi II is a four-screen video installation that physically surrounds the viewer, with a sound composition. The viewer steps and places himself into the summer- and trainingcamp of Nashi, where the individual is replaced by the collective.
The works questions the role of the individual within this mass movement and shows how a seemingly innocent summer camp can become an important tool for indoctrination and radicalization.
Installation view 'Rietveld Arsenale', Arsenale Novissimo, Venice, 2009
Installation View, Eye Film Biennale, Amsterdam
Editor: Daya Cahen
Camera: Daya Cahen
2nd camera: Danila Cahen
sounddesign: Daya Cahen
Fixer: Olga Kravetz
Soundmix: Ferry de Pater
This work was kindly supported by the Mondriaan Foundation