Moscow Girls, 2004, Nine C-Prints

Moscow Girls examines the relationship between documentation and narrative through a set of portrait photographs of nine young women and their sound recorded stories. Images and sound are presented independently with the connection between stories and portraits deliberately left open. These young women have lived through the turn in Russian history in the early nineties, the demise of yet another ideology, when they were teenagers. Hence at the time, their personal lives were vulnerable and their identities in turmoil as they were challenged to construct their new life and sense of self. Through the formal strategies of the work, the project proposes an examination of the space between the documentary and the fictional, the observed and the constructed. The nine stories can be found in the text section of this website under Texts by the artist: “Moscow Girls, Nine Stories”