“Infra-red May” is an ironic and visually exuberant film-essay made in Nizhny Novgorod.
In 2016 Easter happened on the Walpurgis Night and the 1st of May and on that occasion there was a Christian procession, an official city demonstration, an independent left rally and the first Nizhny Novgorod monstration (an absurdist rally) on the same streets at the same day.
The film-essay shows not only this absurd mixture, but also the common traditions of these different collective actions. Also it makes a statement on the role of rituals in protest movements.
A special chapter of the essay is devoted to the “Cyborg Manifesto” by cyberfeminist Donna Haraway, criticizing the communities united around a certain identity instead of the common problem.
“Infra-red May” is a collective work of social groups Left-fem NN and RSD NN with a blurred authorship.
Video timing: 27:54, looped
Year of production: 2016-2018