(2019) Incidental Television in Soviet Films

This piece is a video loop montaged from found footage of televisions, observed in Soviet films of the 1970s – 80s. The audio consists of appropriated audio from USSR promotions for then-new TV models, together with sounds of domestic background noise appropriated from Soviet films. Incidental Television in Soviet Films is an extension of an ongoing study of domestic objects in Soviet films, focusing on the background, or mise en scène, of fictional spaces that were designed to be relatable imitations of domesticity in delivering family and socially oriented dramatic narratives.