Moving Image and War in Ukraine: an Anthology Fundraising for Ukrainian artists

Moving Image and War in Ukraine: an Anthology Fundraising for Ukrainian artists

An anthology of short films by visual artists based in Ukraine, shot after the start of the full-scale Russian military invasion on February 24, 2022.

The _Solidarity Screenings_ video program is a collection of thought-provoking works exploring the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war, its effects and its perception. Each video has been created by a visual artist based in Ukraine, and all of the works were made after the start of the full-scale Russian military invasion on February 24, 2022.

The project aims to preserve and develop evidence, reflections, and feelings related to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Through their artistic reflections, the video creators offer unique insights into the impact of the conflict on the lives of people caught in the middle of a humanitarian crisis, forced migration, occupation, volunteer, and resistance movements.

The video program presents an intimate and raw portrayal of the artists' current practices, featuring personal stories and attitudes. It explores the diverse ways in which the conflict affects the daily lives of individuals, families, and communities across Ukraine. The screenings foster awareness about the situation in the region and provide a platform for Ukrainian artists to share their perspectives and experiences with audiences around the world, offering their own interpretations of the complex political and social issues at the heart of Europe.

The video program is brought to Hungary as an associated programme of the symposium THE SEASON OF DARKNESS: Being Civil in an Uncivil Society, organised by OFF-Biennale Budapest, in collaboration with the Kyiv Biennale, within the framework of professional self-organization of five Eastern European organizations (the Prague Biennale Ve věci umění / Matter of Art, the Warsaw Biennale, the Kyiv Biennale, the OFF-Biennale and the Survival Kit Festival in Riga): the East Europe Biennale Alliance (EEBA).

Over the last 10 years Serge Klymko has been a practiсing curator, cultural manager and researcher working on the intersection of visual and performative art, music and urban ecosystems research. Serge is a managing director of Kyiv Biennial – an international forum for art, knowledge, and politics that integrates exhibitions and discussion platforms. In March 2022 he founded ESI -  Emergency Support Initiative for the members of the artistic and cultural community in Ukraine finding themselves in need. Its main goal is to support people remaining in the country and to provide them with immediate financial relief under the conditions of occupation and/or relocation. During the first year of the war the _Solidarity Screenings_ program functioned as a series of fundraising events in the framework of the Initiative.


Order of the films:

Alisa Sizykh
15.02.22- 24.02.22 Kyiev, 2022, 3:36 min

Daryna Snizhk
Another Night, 2022, 24:22 min

Eugene Arlov, Diana Derii
The Budapest Gambit, 2022, 9:05 min

Vladyslav Plisetskiy
What Will You Do When the War Starts?, 2023, 33:00 min

Yarema Malashchuk & Roman Khimei
The Wanderer, 2022, 9:00 min

Zoya Laktionova
Remember the Smell of Mariupol, 2022, 4:12 min

Maria Matiashova
Futile Words, Loud Noises, 2022, 1:17 min

Bohdan Bunchak
Shiver, 2022, 6:23 min

Anna Kryvenko
Easier Than You Think, 2022, 10:37 min

Ania, mariupoli lakos
My house, my yard and how we lived almost a month, 2022