Scary Stories

is an online archive of short animated videos. They are based on my conversations with over fifty Americans and non-Americans in different parts of the US, from New York to Texas, during 2014-2018. The conversations focused on the notion of fear and touched on the ongoing political and social events reflected through participants’ own experiences. By transforming the personal to the collective, and the familiar to the strange, the videos reevaluate mundane occurrences and trivial concerns, giving them alternative meanings and interpretations.

The Scary Story video archive may be found on my vimeo channel. 

Unspeakable things, 11:16 min, 2015

A happy guy's story, 05:15 min, 2014

 © 2019 by Tatiana Istomina. Contemporary art. 

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