“Tatlin’s Tower” by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • ©Takehiko Nagakura



    Tatlin's Tower


Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology


    Shortly after the Russian revolution, Tatlin, a Soviet sculptor, proposed a Monument for the Third International, a wildly twisted steel structure designed to stand taller than the Eiffel Tower. Although the tower was never built, Tatlin’s final dream was to violently insert it into St. Petersburg, Russia’s classical capital. This film is an attempt to visualize its extraordinary form, scale, and materiality in the live urban context of the city.

Additional Contributors:

    Director/Producer: Takehiko Nagakura

    Collaborators: Andrzej Zarzycki, Dan Brick, Mark Sich

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