“Immerse” puts up a question in which way the city we live in, with all it’s past reflected in architecture and monuments, forms our definition of self. Sevastopol, Crimea, has always been a seed of discord on the political arena because of it’s prominent location on the Black Sea. During the referendum Sevastopol voted almost 100% for joining Russia, many people said it’s connected with city’s history and monuments it has. The project started as a series of talks with people up to 30 years old, who were born and live in Sevastopol. Speaking about the way their everyday environment formed their views, all participants chose monuments they could continue, develop with their own body. The project consists of interviews and images, showing the hesitation of self-identity, controversial attitude to historical monuments and the way traditional Slavic idea of sacrificing your life for greater good functions in modern post-Soviet world.
Installation view at Museum of Photography, Braunschweig, Germany, 2015