This work is about the homecoming. 
After eight years abroad I moved back to my hometown of Moscow only to realize that home, as I envisioned it, was no longer there. The atmosphere, the people, the places - it all had changed. Now Moscow was a hostile, overwhelming territory - a sprawling labyrinth in which I did not know what to do and how to be. 
I felt the need to make sense of it all, to reconnect somehow and thought that this would be possible by facing and exploring the city. In my search I aimed to go everywhere, from the central districts to the most remote, isolated parts. These journeys gave me a perception of the surroundings. But more importantly it gave me time to be on my own, to reflect on myself and the circumstances. 
In the end, this work was a way of dealing with tension and uncertainty, that I faced on return. 

 

Self-published

170 x 130 mm

Clothbound hardcover, tipped in photo on back cover

Olin 120gr paper stock

160 pages, 78 bw images

Edit and design Olga Titova and Marina Rogozhnikova (Polako Publishing)

Printed in Moscow by Nemakulatura

Including 160 x 120 mm silver gelatine print by the artist

Edition 50

2020

 

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