Two Russians in the Free World

  • October 5, 2013 / 14:00
  • October 9, 2013 / 19:00

Director: Amanda Trager, Erik Moskowitz
Cast: Joshua Mack, Sasha Jampolsky, Amanda Trager, Erik Moskowitz, Robert Janitz, Irina Kachanovskaya, Jessie Stead
USA; color, 30’, 2013
English with Turkish subtitles


Moskowiz + Trager's piece from 2013 presents a dialogue between the two men, while posing a deeper question: Why and for whom do artists create? Representing a range of transactions and exchanges, the video explores allegorical and utopian connections between artistic inspiration, love and the marketplace. The narrative telescopes out to include the story of its own making as the actual artist/filmmakers depict themselves debating plot line and meaning as well as the virtues (or lack thereof) of their collaboration. But are they really the ones in control? The mysterious presence of three women suggest otherwise.

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