All Other Things Equal

Anya Tsyrlina

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Anya Tsyrlina, All Other Things Equal (still)2020.

Staff picks All Other Things Equal
Anya Tsyrlina

19 Minutes

Staff Picks

August 1–31, 2021

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Anya Tsyrlina's All Other Things Equal (2020), streaming from Sunday, August 1 through Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The film is presented alongside Sid Iandovka and Anya Tsyrlina's Horizōn (2019) and Sid Iandovka's Mysteries (2021), as part of the monthly series Staff picks.

Crafting fairytale fiction from documentary-style late-Soviet propaganda, All Other Things Equal is a hypnotic and sensual work of detournement with construction atypical of compilation films. Resisting essayistic meaning, the film instead presents a series of stacked moments that are elliptical, sensory, and quietly subversive in picturing a world populated wholly by women. The polar opposite of didactic, All Other Things Equal instead embraces the extra-symbolic and extra-textual elements of these images and the spectral montage of their arrangement, constructing a world which does not map easily onto the contemporary notions and stakes of Western feminism. (Herb Shellenberger)

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Gender, Feminism, Film
Experimental Film, Fiction, Soviet Union, Propaganda, Storytelling, Video Art
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