FRANK TILI. FOREIGN AFFAIRS
LINGUA FRANCA. EXPERIENCES OF UNIVERSAL
From the story of Said Atabekov
“The younger brother of my grandfather, Aldashev Amir
(born in 1908) was drafted into the Red Army on August 28, 1942. He
went missing in 1943. He was last seen in March 1943, in the Voronezh
region, severely wounded in the infirmary. In one of the photos my aunt
holds a letter from the Archives of military medical records from February
25, 1970. This is not the first, nor the last letter. They have been
looking for him since 1943. They even wrote to Stalin himself twice,
and both times they received the answer that he is nowhere to be found
and not listed anywhere.
Inter-media interferences of a performance transforming into a photograph, which turns into a slide-show, which then becomes a film, accompanied by one of the most ‘cinematographic’ melodies of the 20th century.
|54th Venice Biennale © 2010-2012 Central Asia Pavilion|