16 mm film, rear projection,
4min 26s loop
In this looping film the camera looks at two architectural environments that were built in different ideological eras. Pärnu KEK Construction Company’s Housing Complex “Kuldne Kodu” (“Golden Home”) – the large building designed by Toomas Rein in the 1970s is one of the few examples in Estonia of Modernist architecture and design on such scale and utopian totality. In this single-take film, its influence seems in fact such, that the housing units built in the neoliberal era of the 2000s that are seen in the other half of the film still bear traces in their design to the Constructivist-inspired aspirations associated with communal living in the early Soviet Union. Just as the film’s structure is a continuous loop, the design elements and colours that repeat themselves in both environments reference the Benjaminian notion that each generation’s revolution redeems or continues all past revolutions. The hovering camera movement combined with the 16 mm film projection creates a further interweaving separate technological eras that underline the film.