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AUTHORS
Idea and staging: artgroup PROVMYZA (Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov)
Music: Mark Buloshnikov, Kirill Shirokov
Libretto: Anton Shramenko
Designer: artgroup PROVMYZA
Producer: Anna Gor
Curator: Ksenia Anufrieva
Lighting Designer: Evgeny Kamensky
Property Designer: Maxim Chekulaev
Technical director: Aleksander Ignatushko
Make-up artist-stylist: Tatiana Dmitrievskaya

PERFORMERS
Mother: Natalia Pshenichnikova, soprano
Father: Andrey Arkhipov, bass
Son: Mark Prudovsky, alto
Daughter: Veronika Starostina
The Dog: Olga Grechko, soprano
The Dove #1: Evgeny Denisova, soprano
The Dove #2: Vera Avvakumova, soprano
The Bush: Aleksey Kapralov, tenor

NONAME ENSEMBLE:
Maria Stetsura (flauto)
Anton Sharov (clarinetto)
Aleksander Dydar (oboe, electric guitar, objects)
Anna Bairasheva (violino)
Valeria Silkina (violino)
Anastasia Zhukova (alto)
Anastasia Butorina (cello)
Vladimir Magon (c-basso)
Margarita Daniltseva (accordion)
Mark Buloshnikova (Artistic Director, piano)

Presented without interval
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Wet chicken

/04.30/DV CAM/Ch1 Ch2/Russia/
script:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
directors:Galina Myznikova & Sergey Provorov/
camera and light:V.Skuchayev/
edit:S.Provorov/
support:NCCA RF/
production:Provmyza2003/

AUTHOR'S STATEMENT:
We are concerned with the theme of violence
not the explicit bodily or disciplinary kind of violence,
but the kind of violence which imperceptibly penetrates
into the life of each of us and destroys our freedom.
The media environment around us harbors quite a few sources
of danger and compulsion, e. g. advertisements.
The advertisements intrude into our audiovisual space,
subjecting us imperiously to their rhythm, vocabulary,
to say nothing of imposing things to choose.
Our "soaked hen" is a (ironic) metaphor
of a weak-willed object of violence.
Soaking and drying the girl in front of the video camera
we deliberately achieved commercial attractiveness
and high image quality. There would be no difference
between this work and any to which the model girl was
exposed when the commercial was being shot.
The aesthetics of advertisements can swallow up everything,
even the statement about the advertisements' abuse.
It turns one into a weak-willed consumption object.

 



Falls and Rises


/06.20/DV/Ch1Ch2/Russia/
script:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
directors:Galina Myznikova & Sergey Provorov/
camera:S.Provorov/
cast:students/
edit:S.Provorov/
sound:S.Provorov/
support:De Balie-Centre for Culture and Politics,Amsterdam,The Netherlands/
production:Provmyza2002/

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
The film in symbolical and at the same time arty effective and technically progressive form represents a psychological level of a social shock, captured people after improbable acts of terrorism which became tremendous events in history of media show. The panoramic realization of the performance creates a metaphoric picture of a terrorist act. The imagery consisted of some positions showing a group of people standing in a dune landscape, falling down, lying in the natural landscape and standing up in a continuous repetition. The reference to 9/11 is almost implicit, the images poetic, deliberately vague and set in a slow sideway motion as if they are moving in the wind in the dunes.


 

 

20.21

/15.05/Betacam SP/Ch1Ch2/Russia-Sweden-Germany/
produser:V.Tsendrovsky,I.Pavlov/
concept:I.Pavlov/
script:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
directors:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
camera:A.Skvortsov,S.Provorov/
cast:V.Demidov/
music:I.Pavlov/
edit:E.Yasakov,S.Provorov,S.Yeroschenko/
support:Raster noton/
production:Provmyza1999/

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
A visitor enters a library as the loudspeakers information
on the library departments and the rules of their use.
The visitor begins his search of the catalogues.
The book he seeks arrives from the stacks soon after
and the visitor proceeds to the reading hall,
where he finds himself amongst other readers. Suddenly,
a book falls to the floor from one of the desks.
Damaged,the book is then sent to the restoration department.
Stylistically, "20.21" is an experimental video project
developing structuralism towards the absurd
the film consists of 30575 still frames.
It is based around a musical piece written
by the contemporary Sweden sound artist Ivan Pavlov,
working in the area of electronic minimalisme.

 

 

 

More good products

/00.30/BETACAM SP/Ch1 Ch2/Russia/
script:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
directors:Galina Myznikova & Sergey Provorov/
camera and light:V.Skuchayev/
edit:D.Artiomov/
production:Provmyza1998(reconstruction 2002)

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
People have invented many kinds of household equipment.
Some of it heats up, some cools down.
Sometimes it comes to the point of absurdity.

 

 

Ball, skate, racket, bicycle in aggressive attack
animation


/09.20/DV CAM/Ch1Ch2/Russia/
script:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
directors:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
camera and light:V.Skuchayev/
music:G.Katzer/
montage:E.Yasakov,S.Provorov/
support:NCCA RF N.Novgorod,MAK-Wien Gallery/
production:Provmyza2002/

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
The diagram of militant rhythms, images and sounds
is intended to shock and frighten the audience.
The prestigious and fashionable attributes of
basketball and tennis defy the surrounding them
radiance and turn into an assault weapon.

 

Hunter Ivan Billialetdinov
documentary

/22.00/Betacam SP/Ch1Ch2/Russia/
script:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
directors:G.Myznikova,S.Provorov/
camera:G.Mamayev/
music:D.Ligeti,O.Messianne/
montage:S.Provorov,S.Yeroschenko/
production:Provmyza&Podriadchic1999/

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
Ivan Billyaletdinov, a hunter,
goes for a hunt to a nearby pond.
Having submerged in the thick of the muddy
water he observes underwater urban scenery.
Searching for prey he runs into various
industrial objects which are the only shelter
from the hunter's harpoon for the underwater inhabitants.
Killing fish the hunter notices a dog
that is swimming just beneath the pond surface.
Not to fall prey to the hunter
the dog has to move strenuously its paws.


 


Counting the harvest

/02.20/Betacam SP/Ch1Ch2/Austria/
script:S.Provorov/
director:S.Provorov/
camera:S.Provorov/
sound:S.Provorov/
edit:ZONE/
support:KulturKontakt-Austria/
production:Provmyza1998/

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
A large harvest of apples.
People do not copy with their work.
Overripe apples fall down.
People put apples into crates.

 

 

Miss Ragozina as metronome
experimental


/15.20/Betacam SP/Ch1Ch2/Austria/
script:G.Myznikova/
director:G.Myznikova/
camera:S.Provorov,G.Myznikova/
sound:S.Provorov,G.Myznikova/
edit:ZONE/
support:KulturKontakt-Austria/
production:Provmyza1998/

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
A feministic film touching upon the "Woman and Routine"
problem.Miss Ragozina develops neurosis through her
work about the house.This condition shows itself
through monotonous swinging from side to side.
The monotony of swinging is the principal
characteristicof the housework itself.
A detached view of the woman and her
subjective view interweave to the point
of merging.At the end of the film
Miss Ragozina has a fit of nerves.

 

 

Line.Structures
animation


/12.30/16mm/SVHS/Ch1Ch2/Russia/
director:S.Provorov/
image:D.Danilov/
sound:S.Provorov/
edit:NNTV/
production:Provmyza1994/

BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
An endless motion of a line,
scratched on the surface of movie film
with different domestic objects
(needle, pin, pencil, ink refill),
creates an installation effect
of observing various line textures.