Andrey and Julia Velikanov «Universal Substitute» 2001.


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Universal Substitute, 2002, DV, 11'25''.
Shot on October 3, 2001 at the Cosmonauts Training Centre in Zvezdny.

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The weightlessness training flight with British and Russian participants was organised by The Art Catalyst, London.

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Used materials:
videos on Russian and American Space Research programs, fragments of coverage of tragic events in September and October 2001;
September 11 - terror attacks on New York and Washington;
October 4 - Ukranian S-200 missile destroys a Russian civilian airplane over the Black sea;
October 7 - cities in Afghanistan attacked from the air;
October 8 - nuclear submarine "Kursk" elevated from the bottom of the Barents sea / October 15 - anthrax panic in the US.
Music by Flow Motion, London. «Tenderness» music by Alexandra Pakhmutova, lyrics by Grebennikov and N. Dobronravov performed by Tatiana Doronina and Rob La Frenais.

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source: velikanov.ru