Depot (adaptation)

Single-channel video, 8:45, 2014

Circular locomotive depot of the Nikolayev Railway that was built in Moscow in the middle of the 19th century has undergone many changes over of the years ("Depot"). After decades of corrosive intrusion of modernity the depot has been reconstructed. Formally, the Depot building survived, but its circular structure is destroyed and the historical appearance could not be restored.

The Depot adapts to changing conditions by assuming the defined visage through which ancient ruins show as a reminder that time and memory are imperishable. The destructive movement has been gradually absorbed by immemorial ruins’ photographic stillness.