Book "Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression"

April 02, 2020

"SURVEILLANCE. A Typology of Oppression"
© Valentyn Odnoviun

Edition 2020

Photographs: Valentyn Odnoviun
Designer: Gulnara Galiachmetova, Valentyn Odnoviun
Color separation: Raimundas Austinskas
Production supervisor: Daniel Samulevič
Texts: Agnė Narušytė, Jan Gustav Fiedler
Proof reading: Patrick Murphy, Lynn Odnovyun

Published by ARTPRINT in collaboration with Lithuanian Culture Research Institute

128 pages, 54 images, edition of 450 copies

Printed in Lithuania
ISBN 978-609-95181-9-0

As the author of the project "Surveillance" I am very grateful to my publisher Artprint, Gulnara Galiachmetova who helped me throughout the process of shaping the project into the form of a book, and Daniel Samulevič for production supervision; Lithuanian Culture Research Institute and to the director of the LCRI, Rasius Makselis, for co-funding this publication; Agnė Narušytė, for creating the essay about the project and for the continuous support in my beginnings in the field of art; Jan Gustav Fiedler, for curatorship of my exhibitions internationally and the text written specially for this book; Patrick Murphy, for editing texts for this book and for many hours spent in conversations about philosophy and photography; Lynn Odnovyun for proof reading; Raimundas Austinskas for color separation and preparing photographs for printing.

For the help in reaching the actual former political prisons and gathering information about them:
— Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights (Vilnius, Lithuania);
— Burning Conscience — permanent exhibition on the resistance of the people of Cesis District to the Soviet and Nazi occupations (Cesis, Latvia);
— Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 1940-1991 (Riga, Latvia);
— National Museum-Memorial of Victims of the Occupation Regimes “Lontsky Street Prison” (Lviv, Ukraine);
— Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen (Berlin, Germany);
— Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (Tallinn, Estonia);
— Institute of National Remembrance (Poznan, Warsaw, Poland);
— Museum of Doomed Soldiers and Political Prisoners of the Polish People’s Republic (Warsaw, Poland).

Also, I would like to express my appreciation to professor Alvydas Lukys for his invaluable impact on my development as an artist, Margaryta Zubrii for help and support during creation of the latest projects, Rucka Artist Residency and Ieva Dreibante, Docking Station Residency team and the experts I met during the residency, Iris Sikking, Ksenia Nouril, Elīna Kalniņa, Aija Abene, Ruslan Zabily, Eugenijus Peikštenis, Bogumiła Berdychowska, André Kockisch, Gert Rahnel, Rafał Michliński and Evaldas Rimšelis.

I appreciate all of the energy and time invested by the people who helped me along the way to create this project and the actual book. I look forward to thanking them personally.

This project is dedicated to my father Viktor Odnovyun, who spent more than four years in three different prisons as an asylum-seeker.

To see more images from the project, click here: SURVEILLANCE PROJECT

You can purchase the book only, or the book with the exclusive print sized 20.4x17cm.

There are only 45 books which will include print (EACH book from those 45 will have a different exclusive print of one of the images in the book).

Book Only/Book + Print