the path to a work permit in Moscow

In this video, a migrant worker documents just one of the sites of friction that is encountered along the path to a work permit in Moscow. For citizens of the CIS, the “simplified procedure” to attain a work visa involves crossing many urban borders.

The Wrong Move

Artist: Dima Fillipov, Moscow Based on personal experience of almost every human process, overcoming the distance from home to school, is almost the only time spent alone with him, and out of the zone of influence. Of course, as a rule, children are attending groups, but sometimes there are moments of loneliness.

The Border Line Effect

20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union several young directors come to the borders of previously united countries. Their personal stories dedicated to people, who find a way to remain united, despite the new borders.

Day 1: The Borders We Cross

Great start to the workshop, with discussions about concepts and perceptions surrounding borders. We found a lot of interesting contrasts rooted in language and in culture, leading us to conclude that visible and invisible borders are highly socially constructed which need to be tactically addressed in context specific ways.

Personal Boundaries

Imponderabilia (1977) was a collaborative performance by  artist Marina Abramovic and Ulay, in which they flanked the entrance to the Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna, Italy—completely nude.