Monuments and Other Things That Change

Monuments and Other Things that Change at once an experimental documentary, an essay, and two sculptures, in which I give four titles and four narratives to an untitled, anonymous image of a monument to Lenin in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Untitled, Anonymous, ca. 1970 courtesy of Kyrgyz National Archives, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Squishy Lenin (Stress Ball)
Lenin Balancing

Related Projects:
Essay, published in Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World
Samizdat “Good-bye Lenin!”
Monument News

The project was supported by the IIE Fulbright Fellowship in Filmmaking, the Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies, Cenral Asian Studies Institute of the American University of Central Asia