The Ebb, 2022

The Ebb is series of photographsthat invites the viewer to visit abandoned Chisinau fountains and experience the drought both actual and metaphorical. It’s a collaborative work which consists of Margo Ovcharenko’s photographs and the interviews and collages presented by Temirtas Iskakov. This body of work is an ode to the city which has troubled soviet past and deals with current issues of water scarcity. Chisinau moves forward by letting soviet relics fall into decay and no longer facilitates the facade of abundance which communist ideology had provided, developing the new narratives in its place. But in doing it slowly the city allows this process to be grasped in images and texts. This passage of time is also visible in stories from Chisinau residents in which traditions change and the new ones take place