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Steven Eastwood, Anya Lewin

27:00, Color, Stereo
What happens when you put together Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko, a Lithuanian art school for 12 to 18 year olds, and the BBC? In April of 2003 a four-day collaborative performance took place at the Alytaus Dailes Mokykla art school. Over the duration the Director of the school (artist Redas Dirzys) performed as the Director of the school, the teachers portrayed teachers, the students acted as students, and two visitors with video cameras played the role of broadcasters. Different Systems of Chaos is a playful examination of the role of bureaucracy in education and art. It is a film about the artist versus the administrator, about soviet and post soviet Eastern Europe, and about an artist who never wanted to repeat anything, not even for the BBC.