Yalta

is based on archival photographs, documents and film footage from the Yalta conference - the wartime meeting between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and General Secretary Stalin, which took place in Crimea in February 1945. 

 

Two photographs from the Wikipedia entry about the Yalta conference, point to one of the many mysteries of this event. A set of drawings offers a quantitative analysis of historical data related to the conference. A film made of archival footage shows behind-the-scenes of the meeting through the eyes of Lt. Peter Rigdon, a member of the American delegation. It looks into Rigdon’s possible involvement in espionage and his mysterious disappearance soon after the conference. 

Yalta: A story of disappearance, digitized archival footage, 09:47 min., 2013

 © 2019 by Tatiana Istomina. Contemporary art. 

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