Joanne Richardson

In Transit. Video, 30 min., 2008 – screenshot

 

Letter from Moldova, video, 28 min, 2009 – screenshot

 

Red Tours. video, in collaboration with David Rych, 48 min, 2010 – screenshot

 

Red Tours. video, in collaboration with David Rych, 48 min, 2010 – screenshot

 

Joanne Richardsons video trilogy consisting of the works In Transit (2008), Letter from Moldova (2009) and Red Tours (2010) addresses aspects of the dissolving of the communist idea in former communist countries. Richardson looks into and researches, how it is possible to not simply repeat the current narrative about the communist past. „Postcommunism is not a new stage of history, it is a continuation of the cold war. In a similar way, it demands a categorical rejection of communism, a purely emotional condemnation, without analysis, without reflection. What has changed is that the West’s clichés about the Eastern bloc are now internalized by the other side, taking the place of remembering.“

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