35mm found footage to HD 

color & sound  | 2013 | 10 min.  

concept / montage          sound design       

Ralitsa Doncheva             Robin Pineda Gould

UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS PARADISE works with footage from 1970s Ukrainian documentary and communist propaganda films. 

Stripping the images away from their original, political context, the project transforms daily, banal rituals and repetitive gestures into hypnotic meditation. An intimate reflection on the fragility and impermanence of our worlds and impressions. 


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