Duration: 22 min 57
Single-channel, HD video projection, colour, sound, in Chechen with English subtitles
Video produced by the Han Nefkens Foundation
Born 1991, Chechnya, RU
Works in Chechnya, RU
VIDEO EXHIBITED AT (selection)
Aslan Gaisumov: Crystals and Shards
11.10.2018 – 25.11.2018
Kohta, helsinki, Finland
Beautiful World, Where Are You?, 10th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
14.07.2018 – 28.10.2018
Opened Ground, Void Gallery, Derry, IE
Dark Shelters, Le CAP Saint-Fons, Lyon, FR
All That You See Here, Forget, Emalin, London, UK
Aslan Gaisumov was born in 1991 in Grozny, Chechnya, RU and lives and works in Grozny.
Keicheyuhea follows the artist’s grandmother, Zayanu Khasueva, as she returns to her home village for the first time since her family’s deportation 73 years earlier. Keicheyuhea, a remote mountain settlement in the Galanchozh region of Chechnya, remained a closed territory under Soviet rule and has only recently become accessible to its former residents. In the artist’s first multi-shot video, the voice of Zayana Khasueva accompanies the arduous journey into the mountains.