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For a long time I have been very obsessed with the novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Here I used archive material from Moscow I shot in the late 90s. The city has changed a lot since then so the idea was to create something that is itself dated, a period piece. The skyline over the Kremlin now has a lot of new skyscrapers and the house of Bulgakov is totally renovated. Even Patriarch’s Ponds has lost its quiet contemplative atmosphere, being surrounded by ads and billboards.I shot it on film but transferred it to DV and have only the DV tapes now, which is what I worked from.Working with my own archives is something I am increasingly doing, finding unexpected and interesting things in old tapes.
Film & video