Afterlife

 

2018
HD, 7 min
Direct Soko Hwang
Music Hyeseon Jeong

Sound sampling Aleksei Tsernjavski
Cast Sergei Markin
Screening Museum of Impossible Form, Helsinki, Finland

This film presents conflicting images between Soviet realityand tourism fantasy in Tallinn, the Estonian capital. In reality the Soviet architecture gradually vanishes, along with the past memory of collectivity, because the city transforms by conversion of the traces into a commercial context. On the other hand, medieval architecture and gothic churches in Old Town are romanticized as exotic signs for tourists. This contradictorysituation occurs in conflicting social space between collectivity and privatisation. This film questions how are Soviet tracestransformed and excluded in social space?