THE DEATH OF FATHER MEN
Russian Federation, 2018, 12’28”
Alexander Vladimirovich Men was a Russian Orthodox priest, theologian and writer. His influence is still widely felt and his legacy continues to grow among Christians both in Russia and abroad. He was murdered early on Sunday morning, 9 September 1990, by an axe-wielding assailant just outside his home of Semkhoz, Russia.
“The Death… ” is a neurocrime-story based on the principles of machine learning, where the reference information on the murder of Father Men is used as the initially given parameters, and the vast data on the rail ways and rail transport is taken as training material for the neural network.
Artist, Filmmaker, Animator and Independent Video Director. Graduated at Moscow State Construction University and Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. participant of exhibitions and festivals including 3rd, 4th, 5th Moscow Modern Art Biennale, New Horizons International Film Festival, Wrozlaw, Poland, 34th and 36th Moscow International Film Festival (2013, 2014), Manifesta 10, (2014) 12nd, 13th and 14th Kansk Video Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, Best Russian Short winner)
Selected exhibitions: Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg, 2014, Burning News, London, England, Hayward Gallery, 2014, The Reasons of Sparking, Triumph Gallery, Moscow 2016, Hosting the Inhuman, Epicircle, V.A.C. Foundation, 2017, 71st Locarno FilmFestival 2018, 35th Hamburg Kurzfilm Festival 2019.