Designer and photographer Yang Xiao blurred the line between reality and fantasy with a series of photographs titled “Eternal Monument in the Dark.” The project focuses on monuments, abandoned sites, and Brutalist and Soviet modernist architecture from the former Yugoslavia, the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The designers used light-painting techniques to shoot at night, transforming the real building into surreal images from dystopian films.
The monumental complex of the Battle of Sutjeska, the Tjentište War Memorial in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was built to commemorate the victory in the Battle of the Sutjeska during World War II. Bosnia, Herzegovina
The project began nine years ago, and the designer has traveled to more than 40 countries since then. For the past 9 years, he has been traveling around the world to capture monuments at night. Mainly in the former Yugoslavia, the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries, many of them are now abandoned and neglected.
Monument to the Victims of Fascism (“Ninth Fortress and Monument”), in the mid-60s of the 20th century, the local government and veterans’ organizations planned to build a monument to commemorate the battle near the village of Ostra in 1944. In 1967, the construction of the monumental complex designed by Serbian sculptor Miodrag Živković and urban planner Svetislav Ličina officially began. Kaunas, Lithuania
The designer’s journey began in 2012 with a visit to the Bulgarian monument of communism buzludzha. Since then, more than 40 countries around the world have been explored, focusing on photographing abandoned places, monuments, Brutalism, and Soviet modernist architecture. Many of them were shot at night through light-painted photography, and the designers wanted to capture and recreate their timeless beauty, creating the mesmerizing game of creating surreality from reality.
Heart of Jesus, Romania, Transylvania
马其顿伊林登起义纪念碑纪念参加 1903 年反对奥斯曼帝国的伊林登起义的抵抗战士，以及纪念民族解放战争的游击队员。在今天的克鲁舍沃地区，抵抗战士宣布这片新解放的土地为克鲁舍沃共和国的土地，在当时的学校教师转为战争英雄尼古拉·卡列夫的领导下。分离主义领土持续了不到两周，然后被176，000名土耳其士兵粉碎并置于奥斯曼帝国的控制之下，近9，000人被土耳其人处决以示报复。
The Monument to the Ilinden Uprising in Macedonia commemorates the resistance fighters who participated in the 1903 Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire, as well as the partisans who commemorated the National Liberation War. In the area of present-day Krushevo, resistance fighters declared this newly liberated land the land of the Republic of Krushevo, under the leadership of the then school teacher turned war hero Nikolai Karev. The separatist territory lasted less than two weeks before being crushed by 176,000 Turkish soldiers and placed under Ottoman control, with nearly 9,000 executed by the Turks in retaliation.
Abandoned iron fountain, Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia, called Lenin Nakan during the Soviet era, and the city was severely damaged by the severe Spitak earthquake in 1988. There is a large iron fountain in the fountain square in the city, which still stands after the earthquake. Gyumri, Armenia
Monument to the fallen soldiers of the Kosmaj detachment in Serbia, which was erected in 1971 during the former Yugoslavia period to commemorate the heroic soldiers who resisted fascism in the Kosmaj region during World War II. The monument consists of five 40-meter-high concrete wings, which look down in the shape of a five-pointed star, while the five separate wings are seen as the five fingers of the workers.
Monument to the Battle of Apalambashi Apalan, Armenia
Monument to the People’s Revolution of Moslavina, Podgarici, Croatia, this sculpture commemorates the community revolt and uprising against the Ustaše occupation forces in the Moslavina and Zagreb regions during the War of National Liberation (World War II), as well as a monument erected by the village in support of the war effort.
One plaque reads: “More than 900 soldiers from the wider region are buried here who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and independence of our country during the national liberation struggle of 1941-1945.” ”
The Battle of the Wounded Monument, unveiled in 1978 by Yugoslav President Tito himself, was erected to commemorate the victory in the Battle of the Neretva River during World War II. Bosnia and Herzegovina
1942 年夏天乌斯塔沙政权杀害数千名南斯拉夫游击队员和平民的革命纪念碑。波斯尼亚， 黑塞哥维那
Revolutionary monument to the death of thousands of Yugoslav partisans and civilians by the Ustaše regime in the summer of 1942. Bosnia, Herzegovina
Kiev crematorium, at the end of the 60s of the 20th century, the local government proposed the construction of a Kiev crematorium. To emphasize that crematoriums can play a therapeutic role in “helping those involved in funerals heal their psychological wounds” rather than cold industrial incineration, artists Rybachuk and Melnichenko collaborated with architect Miletskyj to build a world-only farewell hall in Kiev’s Memorial Park, like a giant teleporter that transports the resting person to another world. Kiev, Ukraine
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