Marina Davydova & Vera Martynov. Eternal Russia

14 Mar 2018 – 25 Mar 2018

Event times

14. –18.3. & 21.–25.3.


Berlin, Germany


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​After the successful premiere of "Eternal Russia" as part of last year’s "Utopian Realities – 100 Years of Now with Alexandra Kollontai" HAU Hebbel am Ufer is once again presenting this commissioned work.


The performative installation casts a glance back at several centuries of Russian history. The curator and critic Marina Davydova, together with the stage designer and artist Vera Martynov and the composer Vladimir Rannev, developed a performative, installation-like parcours, which will spatially make accessible the connection between Russian history and the present. The project presents the very short but bright interlude of the political, artistic and sexual awakening after the revolution of 1917. Why could these ideas not be implemented in the long run? "Eternal Russia" ranges over four different interconnected rooms. An installation follows a film, a silent film follows a lecture, unique documentary material is presented alongside images and music. An image arises of the great Russian utopia. The work pursues the fatal transformation of Soviet socialism. Just ten years after the revolution it ended in a totalitarian dictatorship, skillfully hiding behind communist slogans. In the end it is about one hundred years of longing for the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire.   

Exhibiting artists

Marina Davydova

Vera Martynov


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