Vangjush Vëllahu

"Home Conversations"

With former employees of Impuls Factory Dilijan,

August-September 2016

 

(UPCOMING)

 

This project (still in process) emphasis on phenomena of ex-communist (USSR in this case) countries such as the secret factory of Impuls in Dilijan, Armenia. This factory was the heart generator of the city, including ca. 4000 workers with more than 70% were women. They mainly produced communication devices for the ministry of USSR. The factory collapsed after the 90s and at the moment is a huge empty space. This project was curated by Clemetine Deliss and was developed within a residency in Dilijan, commissioned by Idea foundation. At the end of the residency an exhibition of the raw materials and works done within the residency took place in Armenia…

 

 

Credits:

 

Interviewees:

Shushanik Babayan, Adrine Tutoyan, Serge Yeghikyan, Tsaghik Simonyan, Arevshat Matinyan,

Albert Melkonyan, Hratch Khachatryan, Valentin Ghevondyan, Arkadi Davtyan

 

Interviewers:

Joanna Sokolowska, Vangjush Vellahu, Vigen Galstyan,

Natasha Gasparian, Christoph Keller, Ioana Mitrea,

 

Language:

Armenian, Russian, English

 

Translators:

Hrach Sargsyan, Inna Tevikyan, Simon Beugekian

 

Dilijan Arts Observatory

 

Curator:

Clémentine Deliss

 

Assistant Curators:

Asya Yaghmurian, Nairi Khatchadourian

 

Production:

Dilijan Arts Observatory 2016 was supported by philanthropists

Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend, founders of the United World College Dilijan,

RVVZ Family Foundation, and IDeA charitable foundation, and co-founders of Dilijan

Development Fund.

Further support was generously provided by Gagik Adibekyan, co-founder of

DDF and founder of Adibekyan Family Foundation for Advancement.

 

Additional financial support:

National Galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

German Federal Foreign Office

 

With thanks to all the citizens of Dilijan and former employees of Impuls factoy, Dilijan, Armenia

 

 

Produced for “Hello World. Revisioning a Collection”, an exhibition at the

Nationalgalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, 2018, at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin.

 

© Vangjush Vellahu, 2016 - 2018