jeudi 13 juin 2013

Grozny: Nine Cities

Extraits de "Grozny: Nine Cities" 
@ Olga Kravets, Maria Morina et Oksana Yushko

Porté depuis 3 ans par les photographes Olga Kravets, Maria Morina et Oksana YushkoGrozny : Nine Cities est le portait hybride de la ville de Grozny au lendemain des deux guerres civiles tchétchènes, par-delà sa façade officiellement lisse.

The First City is the city that has ceased to exist – memory of the city that was burned down.
The Second City is the city of war — terrorist attacks and violence as a kind of background noise for locals.
The Third City is the city of religion. Chechnya under Kadyrov is undergoing total Islamization.
The Fourth City is the city of women. With the collapse of all the values after wars, they have to find again their role in the society.
The Fifth City is the city of men, their visual appearance and role in the society.
The Sixth City is the city of the nation’s servants, and the cult of personality of the President of Chechnya.
The Seventh City is the city of oil production.
The Eighth City is the city of strangers in a mono-ethnic society, e.g. ethnic Russians.
The Ninth City is the city of ordinary people and their passion for normalcy after 15 years of war.
— Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, and Oksana Yushko

Déjà présenté sous forme d’exposition photo et d’installation vidéo, notamment au Berlin Fotofestival 2013, le projet a été récompensé en 2011 aux Lens Culture International Exposure Awards dans la catégorie Multimedia.