Dimitri Venkov

The Hymns of Muscovy

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival

To tell a history through architecture and music, the film matches the styles of Moscow’s XXth and XXIst century buildings with electronic variations of the Soviet and Russian national anthems. The juxtaposition captures an aesthetic evolution driven by the evolution of ideology.


Dimitri Venkov is a Russian artist and filmmaker. His works have been shown at major international events including Documenta 14, Oberhausen Film Festival, Moscow, Bergen, and Gothenburg biennials. He has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes such as Kandinsky, FIPRESCI, e-flux, and others. Dimitri holds a Master of Arts degree in film history and lectures in video art at Moscow’s Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia.