A “fell”, B “lost” — an exhibition of the International Memorial dedicated to Soviet censorship.
For 70 years, a strict censorship system had been operating in the USSR, covering all spheres of public activity.
For each letter a word is chosen, behind which the realities of Soviet censorship practices or examples of civil resistance to total control are hidden. Font developed for the exhibition refers to and redefines the Soviet aesthetics.
Red buttons with letters can be pressed to highlight the exhibition objects.
Black boxes with Soviet artifacts are represented as interactive objects that allow the viewer to interact with them.
Curtains “hide” historical censored documents. Using a flashlight, the viewer is invited to open the curtains and explore them.
The ABC book with all letters of the alphabet introduces the viewer to the “hidden” words at the exhibition.
The shelf contains drawers that refer to library archives.
Curation: Marina Savranskaya
Architecture: Vasilina Kharlamova
Design: Irina Kosheleva
Scientific advisors: Boris Belenkin, Anna Bulgakova, Irina Shcherbakova
Coordination: Anna Bulgakova