Video: RED STARS

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RED STARS (2019) 4K Video, 01:08:47 min., Russian with English Subtitles

RED STARS is a film that engages with Alexander Bogdanov’s science fiction novel Red Star (1908), which envisions a utopian society on Mars and its contemporary reception in the context of current efforts to colonize Mars. RED STARS investigates central topics of Bogdanov’s pre-revolutionary socialist imagination, reaching from collectivity and identity, over gender-relations, art, science towards economy and education, through the use of interviews with Alexander Malinosky, Alla Mitrofanova, Pavel Arseynev, Anastasia Gacheva, Anna Gorskaya and Boris Klushnikov.

Credits:

Interview Partners
Boris Klyushnikovs
Alla Mitrofanova
Alexander Malinofsky
Павел Арсеньев Pavel Arsenyev
Anna Gorskaya
Anastasia Gacheva

Voiceover
Kristina Pestova

Concept & Directing
Axel Stockburger

Assistant Directors
Alexei Buldakov
Boris Klyushnikov

Camera
Axel Stockburger

Sound Recording
Brishty Alam
Kai Maier-Rothe

Video Editing
Boris Klyushnikov
Axel Stockburger

Sound Post Production / Animations / Color Grading
Axel Stockburger

Subtitles
Yulia Podkolzina
Maxim Moshkov

Illustrations
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1939) Drawing from the “Album of Space Travel”
Various Illustrations from “Tekhnika Molodezhi” / Technology for the Youth magazine
Konstantin Yuon (1921) “New Planet” (101 x 71 cm) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Music
Sofia Gubaidulina – Vivente-Non Vivente (Alive & Dead) (1970) courtesy of Electroshock Records 1990
Oleg Buloshkin – Sacrament (1964) courtesy of Electroshock Records 1990

References
Nikolaj L Kremencov (2011) A martian stranded on earth : Alexander Bogdanov, blood transfusions, and Alexander Bogdanov, (1908) Red Star, (1908) Engineer Menni, (1924) A Martian Stranded on Earth in: Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia, (1984) edited by Loren Graham and Richard Stites; trans. Charles Rougle, Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press.

Alexander Bogdanov (2017) The philosophy of living experience: popular outlines, trans. David G. Rowley, Chicago, IL, Haymarket Books.

McKenzie Wark (2016) Molecular red: theory for the anthropocene, Verso, New York.

Mark Bould, China Miéville (2009) Red Planets : Marxism and Science Fiction, Gardners Books, London.

Nikolaj L Kremencov (2011) A martian stranded on earth : Alexander Bogdanov, blood transfusions, and proletarian science, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Mark B. Adams, ’Red Star’ Another Look at Aleksandr Bogdanov, Slavic Review, Vol. 48, No. 1 (Spring, 1989).proletarian science, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Thanks to

Kristina Pestova, Sergey Troshchenkov ЦТИ ФАБРИКА / CCI Fabrika
Fyodorov Library and Museum, Alexander Marusev – Association of Museums of Cosmonautics, The Moscow State Vadim Sidur Museum, ASI Agency of Singular Investigation, Stas Shuripa, Anna Titova, Alexandra Sankova – Moscow Museum of Design, Marina Simakova, Simon Mraz – Austrian Cultural Forum, Moscow
produced during a residency funded by Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur, Österreich

Axel Stockburger 2019