Nataliya Babintseva

“Revolution” Museum

A revolution does not only change the social and political landscapes of a country, it also alienates the functions of things. A light bulb becomes a vessel for a Molotov cocktail, and car tyres become barricades. At the Maidan (Independence Square) in Kiev, these military remnants became installations, performances, and happenings. Most of these war artworks were moved to museums right after the revolution. But what is to be done with a place of memory? A cinematic document about the instant museumification of a revolution.   read more