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Father's Story

SD video, 03:34 min.

For this work Ridnyi asked his father to make a short video tour of the cellar beneath the rural house in which his family used to live. A voiceover features Ridnyi’s father describing objects in the dark cellar such as jars with homemade vegetable preserves, glasses for moonshine, old newspapers with pictures of Lenin and the proletariat, all of which surface old memories about his parents and nostalgia for a Soviet childhood.


"Father's story", stills from the video

"Father's story" ("Shelter", Visual culture research center. Kyiv. 2014. Photo: Oleksandr Burlaka)