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Vasily Shumov. Kelton's dark corner

 

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The exhibition halls of “House of I.S. Ostroukhov”
13 september 2011 — 1 october 2011

Opening: September 24, 2011 at 18.00

Curator: Vera Pogodina (VP-Studio)

Organizers: the State Literary Museum, VP-Studio


KELTON'S DARK CORNER is a project by Vasily Shumov in the field of photo and video art  Exploring possibilities of animated stills technique.

KELTON'S DARK CORNER began as an extended music video “homage” to Director Vasily Shumov’s favorite classic Film Noirs such as THE BIG HEAT, GILDA and DOUBLE INDEMNITY. Many of the scenes in Episode #1 were recreations of stills from these and other Noirs. Paul Marco would later join the cast as Kelton the Cop, and a second episode was begun as part of a projected DVD and cable TV series. However, Paul died during production, having had some health problems for a few years prior to that. The episode was finally completed and a third was added, with Kelton, in classic Ed Wood style, supernaturally transforming into “Keltonova”(portrayed by professional body double Shelley Michelle).



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