More than words

 Reconstructing childhood memories is my favorite activity. I try my best to evoke them, bring them to surface, shape them in images and sounds. A few months ago, I have decided to rebuild my fragmented memory by digitising old videotapes. Piles of outdated VHS tapes were overflowing my desk. I went through them meticulously - rewinding some, but mostly watching each and every one of them from beginning till end. Through them, I came across Russian dubbed movies, home-made videos and music clips recorded from MTV music channel. Some of my missing memories were fully reconstructed during those viewings. Through my efforts to glean the past, I discovered one important video -  a damaged magnetic tape, which served as the inspiration for this project.