[e]turnal kolomna

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Санкт-Петербу́рг, Ленинградская область, Russia

I titled my soundwalk [e]turnal kolomna. Kolomna is one of the most poetically and visually charged cultural areas in Saint Petersburg, a place where you can take an eternal number of turns in space in time and where the memory of poets and poetry becomes enmeshed in the stories of random encounters with the locals.

In order to construct my multi-dimensional journey, I aligned my transitions along a temporally compulsive line, i.e. matutinal walk – diurnal walk – crepuscular walk – vespertine walk – nocturnal walk. However, the unpredicted surrealism of the real walk turned a strictly aligned tour into a pure peripatetic itinerary in the spirit of In the Labyrinth by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

In so doing, I subvert the phallogocentric idea of a rigid trajectory from A to B and offer a rhizomatic labyrinth organized temporally rather than spatially. I visited Kolomna twice: deep after midnight and in daily light. The result here is my personal superimposed memory(ies).

In order to construct my multi-dimensional journey, I aligned my transitions along a temporally compulsive line, i.e. matutinal walk - diurnal walk - crepuscular walk - vespertine walk - nocturnal walk.

In order to enhance the surrealism and momentariness of experienced walk through Kolomna, I have chosen a still from Last Year at Marienbad, a 1961 French film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.

You can see the visualized sonic accompaniment for my walk here (via pop-up maps in Maps Maker Pro) or through finding [e]turnal kolomna in ECHOES.XYZ


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Iaroslav VolovodIaroslav Volovod

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vespertine walk

A local lady walking her old grunting pug dog in a little nook with an oddly coloured statue.

matutinal walk

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diurnal walk

A memorial flat of Alexander Blok, a Russian lyrical poet. This is his genuine place of existence wh…

crepuscular walk

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nocturnal walk

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