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Exile Exotic

14 min / 2015 

Steeped in elliptical history and historical simulacra, Exile Exotic is set at a hotel that is a replica of the Kremlin. Narrating the exotic beginnings of my mother’s and my exile from Russia, the film serves as a platform for us to visit the Kremlin again, albeit by the side of a pool. Soundtracked by an operatic score reminiscent of the song of the sirens making Odysseus stray on his long journey home, our story reverberates throughout the scope of Russian history’s limiting of free movement of individuals. This film is a pilgrimage. This film comes in waves. 

Exhibition list:

Premiere: Cinema Du Reel, Paris, France, 2016

Solo show: Super Dakota gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2016
Russian Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennial, 2020
Videobrasil,
Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2017
Solo screening: VISIONS, Montreal, Canada, 2016
Solo screening: Union Docs, New York, USA, 2016
Solo screening: Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, USA, 2016
Solo screening: Microlights, Milwaukee, USA, 2016

Solo screening: Close-Up cinema, London, 2016

Group show: Perfect Lives, Kunstverein Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany, 2016

Part of focus program in Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium, 2016
Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany, 2016
L'Alternativa Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2016
Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland, 2016
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, USA, 2016
Sheffield Fringe, Sheffield, UK, 2016
NexT Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania , 2016
GAZE at Astists’ Television Access, San Francisco, USA, 2016
O' Mystical East and West, Marin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany, 2016

BelVedere, curated by Fabio Carnaghi, MARS, Milan, Italy, 2018
Kaleidoskop.Fragments, Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria, 2020

Related:

From Exile to Entropy: Notes on protagonists and the posthistorical 

As installed at Videobrasil, Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2017