"There are no tyrannies that would not try to limit art, because they can see the power of art. Art can tell the world things that cannot be shared otherwise. It is art that conveys feelings."

 - Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine 

Уяви Україну – Мистецтво як критичне ставлення / Imagine Ukraine – Art as a Critical Attitude

Photo provided by the PinchukArtCentre © 2020. Photographed by Maksym Bilousov
Video , 17’
Single-screen looped video installation, color, sound

Live Stream refers to the topic of constructing reality and actualizes the question of the meaning of an image in the contemporary visual age. A group of men dressed in military attire, which resembles the uniform of the Red Army, perform a dance after a long preparation. Their choreography is disrupted by random people who cross the corridor where the action takes place. Focusing the attention on the reactions of the passers-by, the artists emphasize the rupture between present reality and the dance of the Red Army soldiers that looks almost prehistoric. The corridor thus operates as a transgression zone, where history encounters the present, reality encounters fiction, and image encounters matter. Such a transition situation makes us question the way in which we assess the moving image today, its function and its relation with reality.