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Galina Myznikova, Sergey Provorov


Vidéo | dv | noir et blanc | 29:50 | Russie | 2008

Insignificant within the immensity of a snowy landscape, a handful of men oppose their physical resistance to the force of nature. United, close together, they tackle the hostility surrounding them by way of a strangely choreographed, hesitant ballet. A visual poem of furious beauty, Despair depicts the mechanisms of a world governed by crows.

Since 1993 Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov have created a large number of projects, which demonstrate a wide range of the artists` interests and their inclination to creative experiments in sphere cinema and of contemporary art. Among them there are experimental films which took part in numerous international festivals around the world (such as Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand, Milan, Hamburg, Montreal, Moscow, Pesaro. Sao Paulo and others). Many of films have won several awards (including Tiger Award for Short Film of 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam and Gran Premio of Asolo International Art Film Festival ); and belong to the museum collections; a number of installations created as joint international projects and presented at some Biennale (such as Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art /Moscow/, The young artist`s Biennial/Bucharest/, KunstFilmBiennale/Cologne/, Biennial of Moving Images/Geneva/. In 2005, Myznikova and Provorov /PROVMYZA/ represented Russia with innovative project ?Idiot Wind? at 51st Venice Biennial. In 2007 they became nominees of Main National Premiums of Contemporary Art ?Innovation? and ?Kandinsky Award?.