Running Man by Stas Orlovski

Running Man by Stas Orlovski
The Wende Museum
10808 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, California 90230
September 29, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Stas Orlovski’s Running Man transforms the guardhouse from a symbol of surveillance and oppression into a magic lantern where disparate histories merge, intermingle and collide. Orlovski occupies the guardhouse with 3 projected, stop-motion animations that explore themes of loss, memory and migration. Drawing on the structure's Cold War past and its current proximity to Sony Picture Studios, the work references Russian children's books, Soviet era animation, Malevich’s Suprematism, Hans Richter’s experimental films and Eadweard Muybridge’s early motion pictures.