DICTIONARY

ARENA: MIND CONFLICT
Kartsen MEYHOFF
Denmark

BLITZKRIEG
Friedrich KITTLER
Germany

PAINE. MEMORY. A MEMORY-BOOK
Zoya YEROSHOK
Russia

WAR AND PEACE IN TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
Dmitry LOSKUTOV
Russia/Brussels

IMAGE WAR
Sotirios BAHTSETZIS
Greece

REDEMPTION OF THE HOSTAGES
Viacheslav IZMAILOV
Russia

WARS, WAVES, RULERS
Wladimir VELMINSKY
Russia/Germany

HARMONY (WAR SONG)
Yuki HIGASHINO
Japan/Frankfurt

CIVIL WAR
Valery PODOROGA
Russia

INTERPRETATIONS
Oleg NIKISHIN
Russia

INFORMATION
Dmitry ROGOZIN
Russia

ZONE INERDITE
Christoph WACHTER
Germany
Mathias JUD
Switzerland/Berlin

CLOWN (AT WAR)
Leo BASSI
Italy/Spain

CIRCLE OF WAR
Arkady BABCHENKO
Russia

CONCEPT - UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Oleg ARONSON
Russia

CORPORATION
Uzochukwu NDUKA
Nigeria

CAT-NOTATION
Joulia STRAUSS
Russia /Berlin

FACES OF TERROR
Anthony BEEVOR
UK

IMAGE OF AN ENEMY
Ljubov VINOGRADOVA
Russia

UN: CONDITIONS FOR PEACE
Vladimir PETROVSKY
Russia

REFUSAL
Roman SCHMIDT
Germany

HEROISM
Boris LEONOV
Russia

ANCESTORS
Nikolay PLUZHNIKOV
Russia

SERGEANT KOSOV: PEACEMAKER
German VINOGRADOV
Russia

RADICAL SIMPLIFICATION
Andrey TKACHENKO
Russia

SNIPER
Jakob BOESKOV
Denmark/NY

STRATEGIC CONFLICT PREVENTION
Anton IVANOV
Russia

LEVEL OF DISPERSION. ASHES
Ilya PLEKHANOV
Russia

FINANCIAL WAR (EX-VASION)
Sigudrur INGOLFSSON
Iceland

PRIVATE WAR
Obrad SAVIC
Serbia/UK

SHALAMOV:WAR/CAMP
Mikhail RYKLIN
Russia

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ANCESTOR

Nikolay Pluzhnikov

Concept: Genetic memory is directly connected with the notion of Motherland, with its defense and the defense of the territory where the ancestors are buried

 

“We all to a certain extent preserve genetic memory. This memory is present in the impulses of alternating force that govern human behavior. Thoughts and motivations either support or contradict this memory. In terms of any war the genetic memory is connected with the notion of Motherland, with its defense – to be more concrete, i.e. with the defense of the territory where your ancestors are buried. The idea of participation of the ancestors in the modern warfare came to me once I started analyzing the events of our two patriotic Wars. Especially of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. The more we learn about it the harder it is to explain our victory. Its beginning was hugely demoralizing and catastrophic. The army didn’t have any techniques and ammunition. Also not a small portion of our fighters had a strong dislike of the communist party that sent them to defend the Motherland. From the rational point of view the confrontation seemed pointless. The presentation seeks to give the definition of the sense of Homeland (Land of the Fathers – as goes the synonym) through the cult of the ancestors. When war becomes a ritual sacrifice, the defense of the territory protected by the guarding spirits. This hugely explains the fact why in all “exotic” societies the garments of warriors have most fantastic and beautiful look. This theatricality that surrounds war and which was destroyed only by the trench long-distanced war of the XX century – is the evocation of the ancestor, a petition for help, and a prayer. The warrior’s garments are the dress of the dead, the dress of the spirit who governs the territory.”