Victory Song

Consisting of found footage of an old Russian Soviet propaganda film “Советский тыл кует победу”(Soviet song for the victory), being remade in author's handmade technique, work reflects on memory as a phenomenon which emphasizes the unwanted memory role in shaping social consciousness of today's society.

  • Ieva Balode
  • Ieva Balode
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    150 EUR
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Parnassius Mnemosyne
    September 10, 2016
    Riga, Latvia
  • Process festival
    March 23, 2017
Director Biography - Ieva Balode

Ieva Balode born in 1987, Riga, Latvia is an artist and film curator exploring practice of analog image making. She has graduated Latvian Academy of Art, as well as studied film and photography in Yrkeshögskolan Novia, Finland. In her artistic practice she is interested in human identity matters, which she explores through the language and philosophy of an image – both still and moving. Coming from a media and fine arts background, her works are met both in art galleries, as well as international film festivals such as Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art, Riga (2016), Бükü, Leipzig (2016), "Survival Kit" festival, Riga (2011), Museum of Photography, Riga (2013), Festival "Celebrating Transience", Kingston (2014), Festival "Zabroffka", Bialystok (2013), Festival "Fish", Rostock (2013), "Oslo Screen Festival", Oslo (2012), "New Screen – New Castle", Newcastle (2011), "Athens video art festival", Athens (2010) etc.
Ieva is also a founding member of Baltic Analog Lab - a filmmakers collective in Latvia, as well as director of Experimental film festival "Process" in Riga, Latvia.

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Director Statement

I am interested in human consciousness and transcendence within it. In my artistic practice I mainly work with analogue images - both still and moving. I am particularly interested in experimental image making in the lab and using those images to express concepts I create and live throughout my own life.