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Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe • Владислав Мамышев-Монро


“Death of Monroe” / “Смерть Монро”, 1991



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Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe:
“Death of Monroe”
Владислав Мамышев-Монро — “Смерть Монро”

A video-clip by Andrius Venclova with Vladislav Mamyshev, 1991, Leningrad
Location: "Russkoee Polee", studio (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov


Film still from "Death of Monroe". (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "The Energy and Strength of Men" (1991)
Film still from "Death of Monroe". Fragment on the left and picture on the right:
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "The Energy and Strength of Men"
(1991)

Film still from "Death of Monroe". (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "I Love You-You" (1990)
Film still from "Death of Monroe". Fragment in the center and painting on the right:
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "I Love You-You" (1990)

Film still from "Death of Monroe". (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "The Great Le-yeah-nin" (1990)
Film still from "Death of Monroe". Fragment in the background and picture on the right:
(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov "The Great Le-yeh-nin" (1990)
at the exhibition "Tenderness and Virility. I love California", 1990

Watch the exhibition "Tenderness and Virility. I love California" on Yuris Lesnik's video >>

"The Great Le-yeh-nin" at "Crafty Hands", 1990 >>

Film still from "Death of Monroe". Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe "Self poisoned? No, poisoned!!! To Evgenij Kozlov" (1990)
Film still from "Death of Monroe" and picture on the right:
Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe
"Self poisoned? No, poisoned!!! To Evgenij Kozlov" (1990)

At the beginning of 1991, when Evgenij Kozlov spent several weeks in Germany, he gave Vladislav Mamyshev the keys of his studio “Russkoee Polee”. Vladislav Mamyshev was happy with this generous proposition and invited film director Andrius Venclova to film the video clip "Смерть Монро / The Death of Monroe" in two of the rooms of the studio. Kozlov's paintings "The Energy and Strength of Men", "I Love You-You" and "The Great Le-yeh-nin" were also used for the setting. In the video we see Vladislav Mamshev-Monroe passionately singing "Happy birthday Mr. President" to a friend who wears a J.F. Kennedy mask. Always looking for the best props, Mamyshev created Monroe’s death scene lying on top of rolled-up canvases from Evgenij Kozlov's collection "2x3m".
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The plot of the video is a "living picture" or live-enactment of a painting by Vladislav Mamyshev from 1990, also from the collection "2x3m": "Отравилась? Нет, затравили! Евгению Козлову" / "Self poisoned? No, poisoned!!! To Evgenij Kozlov" more >>. It can be seen hanging on the wall just before the camera pans to the death scene.

H. Fobo, 2014.


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