Boris Yukhananov. Photo by Olympia Orlova
Boris Yukhananov "The Blue Bird. Journey". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "The Blue Bird. Bliss". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "The Golden Ass. Segment “Shaggy”". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "The Golden Ass. Segment “City”". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "Orphic Games. Punk-macrame". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "Orphic Games. Punk-macrame". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "Orphic Games. Punk-macrame". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "The Constant Principle". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "The Constant Principle". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "Pinocchio. The Forest". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "Pinocchio. The Forest". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "Pinocchio. The Theatre". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov
Boris Yukhananov "Pinocchio. The Theatre". Photo by Andrei Bezukladnikov

Boris Yukhananov: “Dostoevsky exists in culture as a mirage”

The Dostoevsky and Theatre conference, curated by Polka, was held in May 2021 in the New Space of the Theater of Nations as part of the Golden Mask festival. Honoring the 200th anniversary of Dostoevsky's birth, we now publish a conversation between Yury Saprykin and Boris Yukhananov: the director spoke about his big Demons project, which he mounted in the German city of Cottbus. In this conversation Yukhananov tells why a new reading of Dostoevsky is necessary and inevitable today, how to separate his dialogues from his narrative, how to look at Demons through the prism of an object-oriented ontology, and why his own project required a neural network.
22 November 2021
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