The Dreamer in the Kremlin
The Dreamer in the Kremlin
The Dreamer in the Kremlin
The Dreamer in the Kremlin
The Dreamer in the Kremlin
The Dreamer in the Kremlin

© Eduard Bersudsky / Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. Image credit: Sergey Jakovsky, courtesy of the artist's estate

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The red star begins to glow at the top of a caged structure and a large creature wakes up inside, and by the sound of fanfare proceeds to march forward in its almighty magnificence. Wearing shiny armour, carrying ruling insignia, but sitting on an old rusty wheelchair with skull for its head, inside a little cage fenced off from the rest of the world, the figure arouses irony, laughter and feeling of pity rather than respect or authority. The parade of this figure ends as quickly as it started with the sound of bells and crowing of scavenger birds gathering over their prey.

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The Dreamer in the Kremlin




mixed media


H 285 x W 152.5 x D 150 cm

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on long-term loan to Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Glasgow

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