These photographs have been taken between the 2010 and 2014 in Saint-Petersburg, Pushkin, Vyborg, Novgorod and Paris. Abandoned people and objects, places of silence and expectation. Vasilij Filippov, the Leningrad poet, out of the hospital for several days, at the tomb of Viktor Krivulin. An old woman in a yard and the inscription “No God” in the background. An old man with parcels on a bus station, waiting. A man on the Volhov-river in Novgorod. The yard of the house where Ezra Pound, the American poet, lived in Paris. The inscription “Mope” (“A see”) in a deserted place. A lonely chair or a lost toy-perambulator. The moon-face under protective net in the house that does not exist any more.
Aleksandra Tcibulia was born in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) in 1990. Art historian and philologist. She worked in the Hermitage for several years, now she works as a journalist and critic.