time periodJune 2014 - June 2014
In Vienna I had two different goals.
At first I was editing my novel about 90-th in Russia, about the roots of nowdays soviet rebirth. In this sense it was very interesting to compare Vienna and Moscow – I mean the atmosphere, the style of people's behavior, the relationship with the past in everyday life and culture.
Secondly I was collecting some materials for my further project – it will be closely connected with history of WWI and WWII. So I was researching information (in museums etc) how the points of this two wars was perfomed in Austrian society, what was the conscience of the time.
I do liked the stay in residence – sometimes you need to feel yourself out of the usual context, but not at the peopleless island. Different language, different style of life and even different architecture helps to find additional sources of thoughts and inspiration.