The series of photographs portray a compilation of recent Russian legislation that aims at national integration and the centralisation of power. This legislation has caused a decline in the linguistic-cultural status of minorities in contemporary Russia. In the photographs the conceptual texts constructed in far-away legislative bodies are put side by side with individuals from minorities and their immediate environments. The series of photographs were created with the inhabitants of the republics of Mari-El, Udmurtia, Mordovia, Komi and Perm-Komi, and autonomous areas of Yamal-Nenets, Nenets and Khanty-Mansi.

Work info

Integrations, pigment ink print, 10 x 65 x 85 cm, Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 2006, Russia 2005.