New Icarus

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Video Artist: Edward Shelganov
Video Genre: , Country: Year: Duration: 5 min 55 sec
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Description:

The idea of the film was born after reading Vsevolod Pudovkin’s filmography that included the movie “The End of St. Petersburg” made in the 1920s. It was 1992, the time of Perestroika. The Greek myths have always provided abundant material for stories about people falling apart because of diverse temptations. The artist selects the mythological figure of Icarus and creates a romantic self-portrait performance.

 
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Edward Shelganov

Edward Shelganov was born in Leningrad in 1971. At the age of 21 he enrolled at the St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television in the course of professor Semen Aranovich. Since that time, he began to make movies with graduates of B. Yukhanov’s school, and took part in various festivals of experimental cinema. He graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television in 1997, and participated in the “Festival of Festivals” 1997 with his graduate project, in Aleksandr Sokurov’s TV program “Island”, in the program screening “Sinefantom” and in the Oberhaus festival.  At present, he is working in video art. He has also worked in the fields of photography, screenwriting and poetry.