GlogauAIR resident from 01 June 2017 to 31 June 2017
My ﬁlms and video-art projects take a critical view on social, cultural and gender issues. While developing a script and shooting a project, I am willing to create a diverse form – the synthesis of music, video and text.
Being an art historian means to be immersed into esthetics, history and mythology. Going through diﬀerent experiments with various art forms, I am trying to explore the nature of each of them and understand in which form I can be most eﬀective.
Creating ﬁlms and videos through putting music, text and video in juxtaposition I can make a unique art form enlightening the best of all the myths in which we live in and archetypes we embrace.
By trying to deﬁne love, religion, faith and art I want to create an art form that evokes strong feelings in people, makes them look deep inside and ﬁnd a true meaning and the spiritual realm, full of dynamism, harmony, love and beauty.
Documentary ﬁlm BB
Berlin can be viewed as the modern Babylon. Proudly positioning itself as the multicultural hub, Berlin resonates with diﬀerent accents, songs, music, religious beliefs and mindsets. And one voice sounds loud and clear: Has the humanity evolved or are we are waiting for another empire to collapse? December 2016 tragic events showed that the multicultural dialogue stopped at its critical point. Fear is engulﬁng not only Berlin and whole Germany, but hangs over the entire world. With this documentary I want to remind everybody that we are all one close community and it does not matter what language we talk and what kind of milk we drink. My main heroes will be citizens of Berlin: German, Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian, American, French … There are Muslims among them too. What are they doing for a living? Artists, working men, hobos, waiters, teachers, prostitutes etc. The ﬁlm will depict the circle of life. The opening shot is a mother singing a lullaby to her child in German. Then we see another woman singing in French, another- in English, Russian etc. Fast cutting brings us to the idea that no matter what language they speak or in what God they believe, their common language is that of love to a child. We watch children of diﬀerent origins growing up. We see them playing in kindergartens, schools… As the ﬁlm evolves we see teenagers and then adults falling in love, getting married, traveling, choosing diﬀerent professions, getting pregnant, splitting up, partying, loosing and ﬁnding themselves. We see them growing old and getting wise. They talk about the most important things in life, the values they have learned and live by. And that leads us to the main idea of the ﬁlm – self-identity comes from your inner feeling and unity and love.
b. 1990, Ukraine
(short ﬁlms. I was scriptwriter, director, actress and producer)
2014 (OIFF 2015) «Wifes of war»
«Will they ever put the light on» (Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival 2016, VAEFF 2016, OIFF 2016, LIFF 2016) «Poem N1»
«Bob Basset. Will I ever return»
For children with heart disease
Inside of me lives A. (Kharkiv state gallery, gallery Come in, Kharkiv)
Film and burn – Due to the concept the pieces were destroyed right after they were shot and shown on big screen in public spaces (Kharkiv, Lviv, Kiev, Mariupol).
«Salome». Actress and co-director. Avant-garde theatre «Raison d’etre», Paris
«Vorsa» Co-director and co-writer. Avant-garde theatre «Raison d’etre», Paris
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