Anna Jermolaewa

Kremlin Doppelganger, 2009

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Kremlin Doppelganger
Kremlin Doppelganger
Kremlin Doppelganger
Kremlin Doppelganger
Kremlin Doppelganger
Kremlin Doppelganger
Kremlin Doppelganger
Ansicht: Transfer, M'ARS CCA, Moscow, 2009
Kremlin Doppelganger
Ansicht: Transfer, M'ARS CCA, Moscow, 2009
Kremlin Doppelganger
Ansicht: Transfer, M'ARS CCA, Moscow, 2009

In Anna Jermolaewas neuestem Video "Kremlin Doppelgänger" ist Moskau einer von zwei Schauplätzen, genauer der Rote Platz, das architektonisches Symbol dieser Stadt und für Russland. Die zweite Location ist "The Kremlin Palace Hotel" in Antalya, ein unter Russen sehr beliebtes All Inclusive Hotel, in welchem in einem Nachbau des Kremls und der Basilius Kathedrale geschlafen, gegessen, getrunken und am Pool gesonnt und geplanscht werden darf. Neben den Hotelgästen, die Ihre Wahrnehmung vom Urlaub an der Kopie vom Roten Platz schildern, kommt am Originalschauplatz ein Doppelgänger Gorbatschows zu Wort, der aus seinem Leben als Politiker und als pensionierter Ingenieur berichtet.
(Anna Ebner, 2009)

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In Anna Jermolaewa's latest video-work "Kremlin Doppelgaenger (Kremlin Double)" the city Moscow, or to be more precise the Red Square, becomes the main-setting, as an archticterural symbol of the city and for whole Russia. The second location is "The Kremlin Palace Hotel" in Antalya, a very popular All Inclusive Hotel among russians in which you can eat, drink, sleep and take a sun bath next to the pool in a reproduction of the Kreml and the Basilius Cathedral. In addition to the hotel guests who describe their holidays, there is the Kremlin double at the original site, who describes his life as a politician and a retired engineer.
(Anna Ebner, 2009)

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Location 1: Moscow, 2008, Red Square, a setting that embodies state power and its ceremonial presence like no other - we need only think of the display of muscle at the military parade there on May 9th of this year.
Lokation 2: Turkey, Antalya - the Kremlin Palace Hotel, a "doppelganger" of the Moscow original completed in 2003 - but as a resort: sun, sea and plenty of bare skin. 70% of the guests are tourists from Russia or the former republics of the USSR.
In her video- and fotoinstallation Anna Jermolaewa tells the tale of this unique replica ans its residents.
Georg Schöllhammer