Marina Fomenko
Marina Fomenko
Художник и куратор. Участница много численных фестивалей и выставок в России и за рубежом. С 2011 года организует и проводит в Москве ежегодно Международный фестиваль видеоарта "Сейчас&Потом".
The once exemplary livestock and dairy farm in the Altai region are now declining. Milk cows live here. Their whole life passes between the barn and the "maternity ward". Everything here is subordinated to the task of obtaining a useful product. All days at the farm have the same schedule: morning milking, evening milking, “maternity ward”, dairy. The milkmaids arrive early, when it is still dark. People come into the space inhabited by cows, combining animals and mechanisms, creating hybrids — cows with mechanical udders. In the evening, the milkmaids come and milk the cows again. The milk is transported to the dairy section and from there, it leaves the farm. Calves are born in the “maternity ward”, where cows can temporarily return to their natural life. Several women perform these extremely hard and low-paid jobs to keep the barn alive. This is life on a farm.
Daybreak, sunset, cow milk
23 min
“Oh, it’s heavy, The stony grip of his right hand!” Alexander Pushkin “The Little Tragedies” * The key figure of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917 in Russia was Lenin. After his death in 1924 Lenin’s image was immortalized in countless numbers of monuments in the Soviet Union and in the Soviet bloc’s countries. In her film, the artist refers to depicted in stone image of the Revolution leader based on archival materials and found footage. There is neither living nor dead Lenin in the film; only “the stone guest” become ingrained in Soviet people lives after his death. * The film is preceded by a quote from «Little Tragedies» drama ("The Stone Guest" play) by Alexander Pushkin, in which a monument kills touching.
The Stone Guest
9 min