This work is about the homecoming.

After eight years abroad I moved back to my hometown of Moscow only to realize that home, as I envisioned it, was no longer there. The atmosphere, the people, the places – it all had changed. Now Moscow was a hostile, overwhelming territory – a sprawling labyrinth in which I did not know what to do and how to be. I felt the need to make sense of it all, to reconnect somehow and thought that this would be possible by facing and exploring the city. In my search I aimed to go everywhere, from the central districts to the most remote, isolated parts.

These journeys gave me a perception of the surroundings. But more importantly it gave me time to be on my own, to reflect on myself and the circumstances. In the end, this work was a way of dealing with tension and uncertainty, that I faced on return

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