double F for Final Fantasy

8mm transfer to video, 07:03, color, sound, 2015

sourcing from 90 minutes of back & white and color family archive footage, narration is based on tourism posters adaptation

A documentary essay re-interpreting touristic voyage of relatives and friends who got the permission to reach the outer folds of Iron Curtain. The 8mm camera they brought along was documenting street views, mountains, swimming in the lake, and incredible amount of Soviet monuments on the way - traces of Red Army marching through these territories.

35 years after that trip I revise the touristic practices of USSR and question the happiness of its participants framed by rigid Soviet bureaucratic rules. It results in an experimental essay adapting touristic posters claims to highlight the unreflected episodes of the past and make a link between private history and ‘here and now’.