Agnese Zodzina

The Inhabitant

Project focuses on the cultural identities we carry with us. It is an experience film, which shows two art students going through their everyday routes through the city they live in, in this case it is my original hometown Riga, and my new hometown – London. It focuses on the most significant places that describe the city; versus places we see and go through every day, like market, park or busy streets. Video leads from the public spaces to more private- the studio where artists create art, which undoubtedly is subconsciously inspired from the environment they spend most of their time in.

Project – The Inhabitant, in a way is a love story between two people that have never met, and never appear on the screens at the same time, except the end. They both go about their daily lives the same, linked by their passion and drive for creating art, therefore appearing on the screen together only when in connection with art. Videos are made for viewers to immerse and experience different cultures. Background noises are accompanied with music, traditional to the countries represented, to enhance the immersion.

Videos show different aspects of nationality, environment, collective memory and most importantly how it is all linked to our own self-identity.

Varvara Ivanova

Where is your place for inspiration?

The film tells a story of three main characters who found their favourite inspirational place in life.

Renata, art photographer based in London. Her inspiration she found in areas such as Shoreditch, Hoxton and Brick Lane. She is really passionate about graffiti’s on the walls. She combines her art of taking photos with a street art.

Angelika, a 40 years old woman, who is living in countryside house near Moscow. She surrounded by animals. Every weekend she is spending her time in stable, she has her own horse, his name “Voyatel”. Riding a horse it’s not just a hobby for Angelika, it’s her life. It’s better to say that animals are all her life. At home she has 3 dogs and 8 puppies .She finds her inspiration and love in her animals, her life seems to be really different from life of many people in big urban city such as Moscow.

Elena, girl who is travelling to Eastbourne to her favorite place (Beachy Head) and red lighthouse. This place is the most inspirational place for her and represents her life in England.

Maybe everyone has a place for inspiration or maybe favorite places of my characters will become a source of inspiration for my viewers.  I believe that, documentary is the best type of genre where you are able to catch a visibility of language, through the different techniques, which film director will decide to use – Varvara