Edward Shelganov – New Icarus

Edward Shelganov

New Icarus

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Video art, dance

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 opulent material for stories about a person falling apart from   the diversity of temptations. The artist chooses the mythological figure of Icarus and creates a   romantic performance-self-portrait.