Sunset of 194…

2017 25.02 – 11.03 Rudomino foreign literature all–state library exhibition hall, Moscow

Audiomechanical installation,
letter with illustration from author’s family archive
Dimensions: 40 x 26 cm
Production: 2017

The picture was sent by mail from East Germany to Ukraine three times within 5 years and returned to the sender as uncensored correspondence each time.

Democracy was proclaimed as a fundamental principle in the Constitution of the USSR, a similar provision appeared in the basic document of the GDR of 1949. Citizens were granted democratic freedoms (of speech, press, meetings, unions), including freedom of correspondence, which did not influence the communication control agencies founded during the occupation government.

Appearing at the addressee only in 1990s, the letter was supplemented by new means of expressiveness – a musical generator from the postcard and the mechanical effect of the subtle air movement, a kind of air of time.