Solmonopolet / The Sun Monopoly

Video Artist: Dimitri Lurie
Duration: 8 min 0 sec


A video work The Sun Monopoly by Dimitri Lurie explores the phenomenon of sunlight deficit in modern cities. The observation takes a point of view of an urban inhabitant from a historical quarter of norwegian capital – Oslo, who often has no other choice to enjoy sunlight, but reflected from glass surfaces of high buildings erected by the Sun Monopoly.

Original soundtrack by Ilya Badulin (aka Fangarm). Shot on Kodak Super8-mm film.

Dimitri Lurie

Dimitri (Dodo) Lurie (born in Leningrad, 1970) - film and video artist, director and photographer, curator of short film festivals.
Lurie is a representative of the Europe's art film community and has a particular poetic voice. His credo is to experiment with a visual nature of film and its atmosphere rather a direct storytelling. He has made more then twenty documentaries and short films along with various art projects. Lurie’s works were presented at various film festivals and art affairs worldwide and collected a number of awards. Several of  Dimitri Lurie's works are in collections of contemporary art  museums in Norway and Russia.