You sing superb!

short film

2001

St.-Petersburg / Russia

you sing superb

 
original medium: super-VHS
duration: 3 minutes
 

A short film-portrait documents a short episode of daily work of a St. Petersburg video store employee. He – is a professional Karaoke singer. His daily professional duty is simple: singing the same songs from the repertoire of an immutable karaoke machine. He spends days of a full-time job communicating with the same video monitor, reading texts of the same songs on its screen and singing along to the beats of the same synthetic melodies. The efforts of the singer are not in vain. At the end of each performance of karaoke, the machine sends to the monitor screen its dry unbiased estimate: “You sing superb!”

 
 
camera: Yuri Popov
video editing: Andrey Ustinov
 
 

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