FOR EXAMPLE, FABRIKA - presentation

FOR EXAMPLE, FABRIKA was initiated in Narva, Estonia, 2009, continued in Moscow in 2010 and then in Riga in 2011.
directed by Eleonore de Montesquiou,
it was presented in Proektfabrika, Moscow, january 2010 with the support of Asya Filippova and in collaboration with Maksim Spivakov, Romana Schmalisch, Robert Schlicht, Olga Jürgenson
and in Centre d'art Passerelle, Brest, with the support of Ulrike Kremeier, in collaboration with Romana Schmalisch, in november 2010

- films in Kreenholm textile manufacture, Narva. The manufacture closed in 2010
- films in Oktiabr Fabrika, Moscow (now Fabrika:
- newspaper made with Proektfabrika, Moscow with with Maksim Spivakov, Romana Schmalisch
- films and newspaper in Riga, about Radiotehnika, a radio factory that closed down in 2012


black and white
length: 18 min
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Translation and reviewing
Brent Klinkum, Nina Kuzmina, Agnese Luse,
Anastasija Petrova, Mara Traumane

Special thanks to 
Gaļina Traumane, Mara Traumane 
Agnese Luse, Rihards Brazinskis and Raitis Upens 

The film is supported by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art within the frame of SURVIVAL KIT 3 festival.

in Radiotehnika, Riga, 2011

text excerpt:
It was 1991 and already our salaries weren’t being paid.

I was still working at the factory, where everything was in the process of collapsing. Naturally, the big bosses grabbed all they could, but ordinary employees were just waiting in vain for their little salaries.

RADIOTEHNIKA - the newspaper

graphic designer: Ineta Sipunova
photographies : Eléonore de Montesquiou, Mara Traumane, Galina Traumane, Agnese Luse
texts: Russian with English, Latvian and French translations
black and white
production : LCCA, , Transat Video Caen and Centre Culturel Français de Riga
32 pages
42 x 30 cm
2011, Lettonie

The film "Radiotehnika" and the newspaper allow me to reflect on the imagery of Soviet times, the well known imagery of Soviet factory and the social privileges that this environment granting those its workers. It is important here to remember the nostalgia and the instability that those who lost their jobs and their privileges feel today and to remember that factory newspapers were propaganda tools monitored and censored by the Communist Party.
All of this work is a close collaboration with Agnese Luse, Mara and Galina Traumane, Ineta Sipunova,  Rihards Brazinskis and Raitis Upens.

FOR EXAMPLE, FABRIKA - the newspapaer

Photographies and journal “FOR EXAMPLE, FABRIKA”:
a collaboration with the photographer Olga Djola
the artist 
Romana Schmalisch
and the graphic designer Maksim Spivakov

My purpose is to publish a contemporary archive of the workers in Fabrika.
The archives of the factory have indeed been lost and the territory of the factory being used now both for production unit and as an art space, it is important to gather the portraits of all the workers of the place in its current situation, hence making a portrait of the factory in its variety.

With Olga Djola, we have been explaining our project to the people that we met in Fabrika and Olga shot portraits of all those who were interested in the project: the collective of workers of course, but also the people guarding the factory or the exhibition spaces, those renting out offices etc.
The portraits are printed and published in a gazette. This gazette is our contemporary interpretation of factory magazines as they were made in Soviet time. (see more details below)


For Example, Fabrika - Фабрика: частный случай

view the film

„For example, Fabrika“ is a documentary about the current production
in October Paper Factory in Moscow.
The film was made in close collaboration with the collective of workers.

35 min
language: Russian

FOR EXAMPLE FABRIKA - the exhibition

exhibition in Proekt Fabrika, Moscow
18 january -12 february 2010

Eléonore de Montesquiou
invited artists: Romana Schmalisch, Robert Schlicht and Olga Jürgenson