The Amnesia Pavilions, 1990-92/2009
Pictures made in two versions of the same country, by two distinct versions of the same artist. This project interweaves images made by a 20-year-old in the last days of the Soviet Union, and by a 40-year-old in contemporary Russia. These two photographers (and these two countries) may or may not be the same. Shot primarily in and around the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude, The Amnesia Pavilions conflates personal and socio-political history, while refusing to separate subject from subjectivity.
40 Archival pigment prints, dimensions variable. These are among 112 images included in the 2011 text/image book, The Amnesia Pavilions.