“DAU is a Process”

A Conversation with Director Ilya Khrzhanovskiy


  • Eugénie Zvonkine
  • Anatoli Vlassov




Marina Abramović; Teodor Currentzis; Aleksei German; Merab Mamardashvili; Ekaterina Oertel; Zoya Popova; Denis Shibanov; Paris; filming DAU; senses; the Berlin Wall; performance; DAU actors; sex scenes; immersion; space; sound design and dramaturgy; Babyn Yar


This discussion took place on 21 October 2021, during a seminar, “Filming Sensation”, organised by Dominique Chateau, professor emeritus at the University Paris 8, and José Moure, professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and director of the Institute ACTE (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, École des arts de la Sorbonne, Institut ACTE, École doctorale Arts Plastiques, Esthétique et Sciences de l’art) and Anatoli Vlassov, speaking dancer, choreographer, film maker and PhD student at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (École des arts de la Sorbonne, Institut ACTE). The discussion led by Anatoli Vlassov and Eugénie Zvonkine touched upon three stages of the project: the shooting period; the post-production period; and the exhibition of DAU in Paris in 2019. In this interview, the director shares his views about art, sound, philosophy, collaboration with actors and non-actors, and the history of the Soviet Union. He also goes into detail about the production and postproduction of the DAU project. The interview was conducted in English

The inteview was prepared for publication by Eugénie Zvonkine.




How to Cite

Zvonkine, Eugénie, and Anatoli Vlassov. 2022. “‘DAU Is a Process’: A Conversation With Director Ilya Khrzhanovskiy”. Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe, no. 14 (June). https://doi.org/10.17892/app.2022.00014.299.

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