19 September 20:00
First set in Moscow as a part of the special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale for contemporary art, INSIDEOUT presented 8 days of public meetings in apartments of Moscow citizens, not connected to contemporary art scene, but whose professional or personal interests embrace the relation between the ‘East’ and the ‘West’. For Russians, whose country’s territory is shared between Europe and Asia, and whose culture and direction politics has been swinging through its complex history, it is difficult culturally and historically to relate to either ‘East’ or’ ‘West’. Through the meetings the artists were trying to research this phenomena from various perspectives (politics, language, everyday life, music, geopolitics, culture, traditions). All the 8 days of the project were video-documented and edited into a film of 48 minutes that will be presented in different neighbourhoods in Amsterdam.
INSIDEOUT is initiated and organized by No Land’s Men foundation. INSIDEOUT is made possible with support of AFK, Stichting Stokroos, Stiching Strand Links, Stichting Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds, Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Work of Masha Ru is supported by Mondriaan Fonds.
Photo © Jasmin Peco