This film depicts a pitched battle between two hooligan gangs on a car park in the suburbs of Saint-Petersburg.  Cyprien Gaillard has replaced the film’s original audio with electro-lyrical music from composer  KOUDLAM. The music contrasts considerably to the visual content of the film, and is probably the most fundamental contributor to making this video a work of art. The film is reminiscent of battle scenes, particularly due to the strong colours of red white and blue.

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Desniansky Raion,  2007

30:00 min.

Alternating between order and chaos, the video “Desniansky Raion” (2007, 29 min.) explores the notion of entropy as developped by Land Art major artist Robert SMITHSON. After a static introduction shot on a building from the 1970s, a monumental triumphal arch marking the entrance of Belgrade, the video unwinds its three sequences, without visible narrative link, to the electro-lyrical music of composer KOUDLAM: first a pitched battle between two hooligan gangs on a car park in the suburbs of Saint-Petersburg; then a grandiose show of lights, lasers and fireworks on the facade of a housing block in the suburbs of Paris, before it collapses; finally, a precariousi flightover a multitude of grey towers rising into a snowy and melancholic landscape on the outskirts of Kiev, where from eventually emerges a perfect circular organisation, recalling the megalithic site of Stonehenge, in England.

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