The Head, 2007
Found Film footage, transferred on to video (4:3)
Color, sound, Russian and German spoken, English Subtitles
Duration 12 min. 14 sec.
Edition 5 (+ 2 A.P.)
This is a documentary film based on existing materials available in archives in Germany featuring the process of creating Karl Marx monument, as well as the transformation of the physical space of a sight into significant, even exemplary public monument of the Soviet period. This film is edited out of existing footage from the 60’s and 70’s featuring process of creation of the largest head monument in the world modeled by sculptor Lev Yefimovitch Kerbel. It was erected in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1971. All the used materials were produced by official DDR Television for the purpose of informa- tion and propaganda. It documents a unique process in its scope and intensions, which could be understood as anachronistic, or sharply contradicting with current aesthetics of public spaces in most European cities.