Closed

Single-channel video, 5:05, 2013

«Closed» is an imprisonment in the locks of Moscow Canal*, short-term deprivation of liberty as a reminder of the GULAG prisoners who built the canal. Closing gateways’ trap and multimeter walls separate us from the freedom and make us the captives of the canal as well as prisoners of Stalin's GULAG.

* Moscow Canal joins the Moscow River with the Volga River. The canal which was vital to the capital's water supply and power generation for cities of the region was built by 200 thousand GULAG prisoners.

Music: Oleg Paiberdin «Hallelujah»