Commonwealth. 2007. Single channel HD video with sound. 5:00
Commonwealth examines ideologies of social order through re-visiting the
Soviet Space program of the 1960's, in particular Yuri Gagarin's orbit
of the earth in 1961. The manipulation of events and the role of the individual figurehead in shaping societal consensus
is illustrated. Gagarin, the farmer's son selected
from the masses to represent the Soviets internationally, is brought back from history, and travels through a flickering series of constantly shifting landscapes - Tarkovskian forests and desolate barren red fields.