Zagorsk

Creator:

Terry Flaxton
  • This work is part of the rewind archive.

    Duration: 4m 20s

    Year: 1992

    Media types:

    Video

    Type of work:

    Single Screen

    Videotape

    “In 1992 I went to Russia as a cinematographer to shoot two documentaries about the rise of the Orthodox Church during the demise of Communism. I found myself in Zagorsk, a holy place in Russia that epitomised this changeover of values in the Soviet federation. Onward to Leningrad (or Petrograd) as it was being renamed St Petersberg and more shooting and eventually I had gathered my own material to make a response to what I was seeing happen. The old were still in the churches, the middle-aged had left – but the young had returned. This work is intuitive and a response the spiritual transmission that was occurring between young and old. Again an early digital work accomplished whilst I was Artist in Residence at Complete Video in Soho, London” – Terry Flaxton

    Some years ago I was present whilst Russia fell out of communism into capitalism – I watched as the old transmitted their spirituality to the young…  – Terry Flaxton

    updatd April 2022

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