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Egor Protsko & Sasha Karelina
September 16, 2011
Introducing the inspired filmmaking duo capturing every moment of life
- Text by Kristina Voytovich
Egor Protsko and Sasha Karelina met each other four years ago, and were inseperable from that moment. They started working with photography and then switched to film. Egor and Sasha explain their continuing cooperation by a mutual chemistry and similar visual tastes.
Satellite Voices: What was your first project?
Egor Protsko & Sasha Karelina: Our first communal project was done unexpectedly. That happened in the promising first days of June when the wheather was warm but not too hot. We were in an euphoric mood, and we spent the whole day on a motor scooter. At that time, we didn't have a video camera and we captured everything taking non-stop pictures. When we made a video out of this in the evening, we understood that this video exactly reflects our mood for the day. Then, we put it on the internet to share our mood with everyone.
SV: What do you like the most in Moscow?
Egor Protsko & Sasha Karelina: Moscow is the essence of Russia. Moscow is the place where you can do anything you want and where you can find your soul mates. However, we can't say we want to live only in Moscow.
SV: What is your dream project?
Egor Protsko & Sasha Karelina: We want to make a spellbinding feature movie about existential experience filled in with aesthetics. We have already prepared a poster for it.
SV: What would you like to create?
Egor Protsko & Sasha Karelina: If we say there are no limits, we would like to be the creators of new visual direction in Russia. Now Russia has two main movie directions: war and daily routine or harsh reality. We have a feeling that Russians have another, their own special, truly deep, clean and honest direction. We want to reveal this side.
SV: Who’s work / art / music would you recommend on checking out?
Egor Protsko and Sasha Karelina: It's better to talk about less-known movies such as Sasha's favourite ''Help Gone Mad'', ''Moonlight Tariff'' and Roy Andersson's ''You, the Living''. You should watch the videos ''iamamiwhoami'' made by Scandinavian clipmakers who are not afraid of anything in video art and Thievery Corporation's video "Sweet Tides". We also advise you to read Johannes Itten's ''The Art of Colour'' and Sergey Eisenstein's works, and also listen to Japanese minimalist music.
SV: How do you describe your work?
Egor Protsko & Sasha Karelina: Our work is our life. What are we doing in our free time? Making videos.
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