This installation - based on the photographs shot in the 1960-70ies -
recreates the dull atmosphere of Brezhnev's epoch. It is both the
document of emigration of Erastovs family (the artist's close friends)
and the story of despair, anxiety, hope and pursuit of freedom.
long panoramic photographs appeared because the artist first shot the
scenes of departure of the Erastovs in the airport, and then unwillngly
rewinded the film and shot the interiors of the Erastovs abandoned home
onto the same film. Having processed the film then in 1975, Makarevich
desperately thought he had destroyed very important airport scene. 35
years later he reviewed the negative and realised that the superimposed
images reveal more than he expected about the severe yet nostalgic life.
photographs in the albums (hung from the walls) were printed from the
negatives shot by the Eratovs children (found by the artist in their
abandoned home). The albums are hand-made.