Dual slide-projection, 24 images, acrylic glass vitrine, 2017

In 1929, Maxim Gorki was commissioned by the Soviet secret service to write an article on one of the first forced labor camps in the Soviet Union, portraying its function in a positive light. During his two-day visit he saw staged scenes of labor, prisoners enjoying leisure time and undergoing re-education. These performances were orchestrated by the administration of the camp to make a positive impression on the famous guest. SLON is a dual-slide projection that gives a surreal perspective of the staging of forced labor, whereby prisoners become actors of the propaganda machine.