Renata Litvinova's Death, Dive, and Empire

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Renata Litvinova's Death, Dive, and Empire

  1. 1. Renata Litvinova’s Death, Diva, and Empire
  2. 2. Renata Litvinova’s
  3. 3. We are all future dead people. I do not separate the theme of life and the theme of death. They are very close. We are all later doomed to learn this question in detail ! Renata Litvinova
  4. 4. Filmography: ! 2013 The Girl with a Box 2013 Salma's Letters 2012 Rita’s Last Fairy Tale 2008 Green Theater in Zemfira (documentary) 2007 “A Walk,” “Blues,” “Aeroplane,”“Data” (music videos, Zemfira) 2004 The Goddess: How I Fell in Love 2002 There is No Death for Me (documentary)
  5. 5. Litvinova’s artistic world split Russian cultural world ! imperial culture
  6. 6. Death, Diva, and Empire
  7. 7. 3 characteristics of Litvinova’s empire • hierarchy between the dominant metropole (world of death) and subordinate periphery (world of living people) • geographically extended entity: empire lives in every beautiful building, every mirror, and every personal unconsciousness • diversity and hybridization: Litvinova’s empire is rich in textures, colors, accessories. it is multi- generational
  8. 8. 3 characteristics of Litvinova’s empire • hierarchy between the dominant metropole (world of death) and subordinate periphery (world of living people) • geographically extended entity: empire lives in every beautiful building, every mirror, and every personal unconsciousness • diversity and hybridization: Litvinova’s empire is rich in textures, colors, accessories. it is multi-generational
  9. 9. hierarchy: the dominant metropole (world of death) VS. subordinate periphery (world of living people) mother-daughter diva-her audience invisible government-people
  10. 10. = mother
  11. 11. = mother-Russia
  12. 12. diva
  13. 13. mother-Russia-diva
  14. 14. Addressing you now with this film in twenty, or thirty, or fifty, or even a hundred years, we will still smile and reign unlike you, mortal people. Nothing bad could happen to us on this strip of film. Henceforth, we are immortal here
  15. 15. Mother-Russia- -Diva-Death
  16. 16. Tania «Cannot-Be-Killed»

  17. 17. “I would like my death to be a beautifully dressed woman with a glass of champaign. Let her talk about only important things and do not mess around. Ok?”
  18. 18. “I would like my death to be a beautifully dressed woman with a glass of champaign. Let her talk about only important things and do not mess around. Ok?”
  19. 19. 3 characteristics of Litvinova’s empire • hierarchy between the dominant metropole (world of death) and subordinate periphery (world of living people) • geographically extended entity: empire lives in every beautiful building, every mirror, and every personal unconsciousness • diversity and hybridization: Litvinova’s empire is rich in textures, colors, accessories. it is multi-generational
  20. 20. borders
  21. 21. 3 characteristics of Litvinova’s empire • hierarchy between the dominant metropole (world of death) and subordinate periphery (world of living people) • geographically extended entity: empire lives in every beautiful building, every mirror, and every personal unconsciousness • diversity and hybridization: Litvinova’s empire is rich in textures, colors, accessories. it is multi-generational
  22. 22. diversity
  23. 23. love as meaning of life
  24. 24. love as meaning of life
  25. 25. love as meaning of life
  26. 26. love as meaning of life
  27. 27. love as meaning of life

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