In Search of the Crystal Palace

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In Search of the Crystal Palace, 2018. Video, 12’03’’

In his video-work “In Search of the Crystal Palace” the artist addresses the history of late Soviet modernist architecture monuments, such as the VDNH (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) building, “Maskoŭski” bus terminal, the Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum and others, recently demolished so as to sell the land to investors. He incorporates them into geological changes and the transformation of the matter and structure of the Earth’s crust. A drone hovers over the new urban horizon, depicting the landscape of destruction and reconstruction of Minsk.