Dimitri Venkov, Russia, 2018, 14'24"
History told though architecture and music. A trip to the planet Muscovy that takes us back in time. Gliding along the surface, we look down to the sky and see architectural styles fly by: the exuberant socialist classicism aka Stalinist Empire, the modern Soviet Brutalism, and the hodgepodge of contemporary knock-offs and revivals of past styles. An essential companion to this journey through time and space are electronic variations on the Soviet and Russian national anthem by the composer Alexander Manotskov.