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BALABANOV
Journey Exhibition

Location:

Sevcabel Port

Date:

2022

Project team:

Architect: Planet9
Equipment: Aledo
Photographer: Василий Буланов

“Russian loneliness”

– this is what every Balabanov film is saturated with.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the film “Brother,” but the exposition tells not only about the director’s most famous dialogue, but about all his works, including drafts and unshot films.

The heroes in Balabanov’s films do not fit into the surrounding structure, always out of place.

The general light in Balabanov’s films is dusty with splashes of shades of pink, gray, pale blue, with a warm light on the face level close to the heroes.

Such a scenography stands out the heroes from the general background and only increases the feeling of crushing sadness and loneliness.

The lighting concept is based on contrast. The general light in the exhibit is a filling cold light that creates a feeling of something repelling and anonymous, a system into which we fall and can change little.

Meanwhile, local splashes of warm and ultra-warm light are those very islands of humanity, something alive, the very heroes of the films who sought themselves in this world.

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