"Two Russians In The Free World", 2014
In the manner of non-action/non-productivity, Moskowitz and Trager implicate Manni, the billionaire who doesn't collect art, and Sasha, an artist who no longer makes art. In a stretch of anticipation and temporality, the characters occupy a space in which social and physical relations are re-imagined with new possibilities for intimacy and being-in-the-world. Simultaneously utopian and dystopian, the dubbed voice-track harmony assigned to the characters suggests a group subjectivity, but also a subjugated puppet-body - or the same bodies being dragged through a precarious field.
3:00 excerpt 1 from the video
3:00 excerpt 2 from the video
5:00 video teaser
Participant Inc, NYC
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Finishing Funds Award, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and NYSCA