A couple of years ago my mother gave me letters and drawings that my father had sent me from prison. The sadness than I felt because I had not been able to reply to my father’s letters was alleviated last year when I found a pen pal from the Tallinn Prison with the same name as my father – Sergei. After some correspondence Sergei started to send me drawings that were very similar to those of my father made 17 years earlier.
From Sergei is a work consisting of a video, mailbox and 3D model. The video shows staged stories that prisoner Sergei wrote to me and that have been enacted by my father Sergei. The enacted stories are mixed with animations bringing together the drawings of both Sergeis.
From “Sergei” (or rather From Sergeis) is a work dealing with the notions of prisoner, person released from prison, and father.
Animation by Paula Mauer
Voiceover by Liisa Taul
Sound by Film Audio stuudio