AFTERGLOW is a series of portraits at an imaginary party thrown in an apartment of a five-story building of Stalin's era. 35 years ago these walls were shaken by underground Soviet rock. 10 years ago this was the place of endless school parties to the roaring of my CD recorder. no matter how much we have tried to escape from our homes to new formats of the big city life – we are here again, walking in circles.
it is an attempt to link the series of recurring events through photography, lighting, music and personal stories of participants. all items used in the collages belong to this flat. school notes found on the top shelves, old travel tickets, favourite CDs and cassette covers add depth and nostalgia.
it is a reflection on the repetition of things and the transformation of space depending on the person in focus. an ode to timelessness. the farewell party of 2020.
soundtrack: Enter My World by Timo Maas
photography and production:
mixed media art:
Valeria Dunaevskaya and Anastasia Shub