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In St Petersburg where the last Czar of all the Russias is buried with his family and servants, I videoed a deaf and dumb interpreter explaining how the Bolsheviks murdered them in 1917 and how, fairly recently, their remains were discovered, transferred to St Petersburg and re-interred. It was my son George who was responsible for drawing my attention and video camera away from the architecture of the tomb to this more animated subject. I tried to arrange the individually framed video frame grabs as an iconic Russian cross to make this something between a painting, a sculpture and Eisenstein film stills.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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