Kristina Paustian

PositionsZaplyv (Swimmers)The Drowned Man. Alexander S. Pushkin

For this video, Paustian dresses up in a Lolita-like fashion and dissects a teddy bear while reciting the poem The Drowned from Alexander S. Pushkin’s collection Ballads. The tale of the ghostly return of the drowned man who haunts a farmer each year, in combination with the destruction of the stuffed animal and the camera view with its apparent dominance allows a situation of violence to emerge.