Nashi II / Ours II (installation)

DAYA CAHEN

NASHI II / OURS II

Video installation

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.

 

Watch 'Nashi II/Ours II' (5 min excerpt) on vimeo here

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

 

Read interview about the work in Trouw here(in Dutch)