Olga Chernysheva

Seven ExercisesMurmot

The “exercises” that Chernysheva presents in Seven Exercises are by no means difficult: a young boy crosses Red Square in Moscow on his scooter; a woman takes to a frozen pond with her ice skates; a young man dances in front of an wrought-iron gate. The piano music taken from a blues practice book and the briefness of the sequences combine to form a distant reminiscence of the observational gesture of the early cinema, which the video age here melancholically refers back to.