"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

© Sergey Bratkov
Архітектурні вимірювання / Architectural Measurements, 2022

Bratkov films his brother, a 75 year old architect living in the east Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, while he is measuring rooms and counting windows in a dilapidated children’s hospital, as if to reflect on its possible renovation. The video concludes with the harsh fact that at the moment the video was finalised his brother was counting bombs.

Sergey Bratkov, statement:

“I hate the war and those who unleashed it. 
I wrote that in another film work about my brother living in Kharkiv, in the same series as the work presented here. 
The film with that statement was made at the very beginning of the war and shown on Austrian television.”