"Russian-born artist, Yelena Popova, has been garnering attention in the art world since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2011. As well as her inclusion in the Saatchi Gallery's upcoming exhibition of contemporary Russian art entitled, 'Gaiety is The Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union', Popova created work for the Zabludowicz Collection, in light of the London 2012 Olympics, and was named by The Independent newspaper as 'one to watch'. Popova works across various mediums including painting, where she makes use of different types of linen for her canvases as well as pastel colours and circular shapes reminiscent of the Bauhaus movement. Although her work is often influenced by Russian Constructivism, Popova, now a part of the Nottingham arts community, sees artistic movements as local developments thus questioning herself as a 'Russian artist'."
Fig.1 "Yelena Popova for Saatchi Gallery", Published on 12 Nov 2012 by CraneTVVideoMagazine.
Fig.2 Yelena Popova (2011). "Balance of Probabilities", mixed media on linen, wooden domestic objects, brass doorknob, dimensions variable.
"Dziga Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startlingly modern, this film utilizes a groundbreaking style of rapid editing and incorporates innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing power and energy. Film pioneer Dziga Vertov uses all the cinematic techniques available at the time - dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames."
(Moving Image Archive)
Fig.1 Dziga Vertov (1929). 'Man With A Movie Camera', VUFKU (The Ukrainian Photo and Cinema Administration).
"The Bakhtin Circle was a contemporary school of Russian thought which centred on the work of Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895-1975). ...The key views of the circle are that linguistic production is essentially dialogic, formed in the process of social interaction and that this leads to the interaction of different social values being registered in terms of re-accentuation of the speech of others. While the ruling stratum tries to posit a single discourse as exemplary, the subaltern classes are inclined to subvert this monologic closure. In the sphere of literature, poetry and the epic represent the centripetal forces within the cultural arena while the novel is the structurally elaborated expression of popular ideologiekritik. Members of the circle included Matvei Isaevich Kagan (1889-1937); Pavel Nikolaevich Medvedev (1891-1938); Lev Vasilievich Pumpianskii (1891-1940); Ivan Ivanovich Sollertinskii (1902-1944); Valentin Nikolaevich Voloshinov (1895-1936) and others."