Not Water

Single-channel video, 2014, 5:00

Travelling by water from Moscow River to Volga River will inevitably bring you to the Moscow Canal locks. Gates are closing, huge walls arise around you, and you become a canal’s prisoner. This confinement in a trap of floodgates reminds us of Gulag prisoners who built this canal. Thousands of them died during construction. We do not know the exact number because the archives were destroyed at the beginning of the World War II.