Talent of the Year 2020 - NOMINEE: Anna Malgina
A poisoned dress
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Once I had invited a friend of mine in our family house...After three months from the discovery of the betrayal, I was diagnosed with Major depressive disorder. A friend who betrayed me had started to work in a hostel where I used to work for 5 years of my life. I had been killing her every night in my nightmares. I took a lot of photos of her and we were speaking about my happy friendship and my happy family just the next morning after she licked the fingers of my husband while I was putting my baby to bed. We had been talking a lot about how great to have friends and how great is my marriage. I was trying to find an answer on how to survive and how to continue our life in art, books, and a therapist. How to erase a betrayal from my memory? I have started to research immediately all possible motives and reason for betrayal. A poisoned dress or limits of gratitude for hospitality is research-based on my experience of living after the treason of my husband with my friend.
Anna Malgina is an independent russian photographer and film historian based in Italy. She studied film
history in St.Petersburg University of Film and Television and Art history in European
University at St. Petersburg. She worked as a senior researcher in Gosfilmofond of Russia
(russian film archive) in Moscow. She have studied photography at Fotodepartament Institute
(St. Petersburg). Since a couple of years she's been working with the topics of memory,
history, archive, adaptation, film aesthetics and gestures.