Rudderless - multichannel videoinstallation

by Igor and Ivan Buharov

“Rudderless” – video installation – Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok

Igor and Ivan Buharov

In the center of the exhibition at the Gallery Arsenal stands the film ‘Rudderless’
- in a multichannel video installation - inspired by a 1971-poem with same title by Hungarian poet István Domonkos (1940). The poem is a modern epos, a self-reflection of a person living in minority status in Yugoslavia in the early 1970s, with relevance today: an individual forced into migration, and brought under uncontrollable circumstances in a globalized world. Without directly using the text, the film follows the poem in black and white images, accompanied mainly by our own music. We follow a journey which the protagonist starts from a forest passing through different lands and cities in solitude, then encountering different people, getting in short personal relations, finally ending up at his lonely caravan in the woods where he departed. The first 30-minute version of the film was finished and first presented at Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain. In Bialystok we use additional footages shot for the film, presented in 12 shorter sequences, which leads the visitor through further stations in the life of a home-less person.
Tags multimedia
Technique Cinematic arts (Video,...)

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