Legend Coming True, 1999
Film Super 8mm, transferred on to video (4:3)
Color, sound, Russian spoken, English Subtitles
Duration: 68 min
Edition 5 (+ 2 A.P.)
The voice of elderly woman speaking in fluent, Yiddish-tinged Russian belongs to Fania, an old Jewish resident of Vilnius who survived the Holocaust. With a camera rigged for 24 hours, programmed to shoot one frame every minute. Four days and nights, compressed and wrapped in a story that takes more than an hour to tell. Our protagonist brings together the whole 20th century in the time of her story. In the beginning, mythical time is being spoken, and at the end there is a performance of meta-historical hope.This multi-dimensional temporal structure must be a necessary tool for bringing us as close as possible to the truth of the event.