Deimantas Narkevicius b. 1964
Into the Unknown (2009)
Duration: 20 minutes

In a dreamy mediation on historical memory, Lithuanian sculptor and filmmaker Narkevicius investigates everyday life and work under the East German communist regime during the two decades prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Drawing from archival images from propaganda films made to promote a socialist way of life, he depicts workers and students, whose lives have been regimented by strict social structures, in the process of poetically deconstructing their archetypal images. Excerpted from the political context of that era, these films images retain an oddly utopian aura that prompts us to consider cinema’s ideological effects. 2009, film transferred to BluRay, 20 minutes.