An expanded video essay on a semi-existent anonymous community called The Anxious Hour. Mediums of folk culture: noise music and amateur singing – collide in certain ways forming a narrative; second formal device is switching between darkness and light by controlling the light’s intensity. Formally, we are working with the legacy of Chris Marker.
In terms of meaning, the work is built on the contradictions arising within spontaneous street gatherings. This work tries to open up social and philosophical problematics associated with such forms of human organization as microsocieties and microcultures. As of now, neither in the contemporary theory, not in the Roland Barth’s classic “How to live together,” we do not find all the answers and do not fully understand how to actually live together.
In creation of this work we actively work with the residents of Kuzminki (Moscow‘s district) and of adjacent areas; these contacts can introduce some adjustments into our performance at different stages.