In Russia fabrication of criminal cases has become a daily practice. There are no official statistics that would help assess the scale, but according to a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, every fifth prisoner in Russia is either not involved in a crime or is imprisoned for more serious crimes.
Regardless of status, political views, integrity and law-abidingness, a person may face criminal prosecution. A criminal case can arise both because of the persecution, and simply to fulfill the reporting of law enforcement officers.
The ordinariness and absurdity of such situations inspired me to create a project. In a situation where it is difficult to oppose anything to the system, it often remains only to be ironic. In this project I use the folklore images of Russian culture in order to emphasize the theatricality of the falsified cases. I stage these cases using materials at hand, just as it happens in absurd criminal proceedings.