On october 5 th within the framework of the documentary film festival on music and new culture at the Cinema/Conference Hall based in the Yeltsin-centre will be held a film screening and public talk between Norwegian film director and artist Morten Traavik and Alisa Prudnikova the commissioner of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art.
“Liberation day” is a chronicle of the trip of Slovenian musicians to North Korea to perform on one of the main public holiday in DPRK.
Especially for this Laibach has prepared a list of songs from American musical “Sounds of Music”, their own “totalitarian” hits and well-known cover versions like “Life is life” by Opus, “The Final countdown” by Europe and “Across the Universe” by The Beatles.
Before the film screening there will be a public talk with a film director. Morten Traavik is not a person who only directed “Liberation day” but he also came up with idea of the show as an artistic action.
With Alisa Prudnikova, the commissioner of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Morten Traavik will discuss how he came up with idea to bring the most totalitarian rock-band to the most totalitarian country. Also they will discuss relevant topics related to the Biennale and contemporary art, such as is it possible to consider Traavik’s film as an art project documentation and what was a real media impact of that film.
Full screening schedule of film festival Beat Weekend: yeltsin.ru/news/beat-weekend-2017-obyavlyaet-programmu/
Thursday, October 5, 19:00
Entrance fee: 300 RUR
the Cinema/Conference Hall, Yeltsin-centre, Boris Yeltsin str. 3a.