Remember the smell of Mariupol

2022

Ukraine, Austria

Text, video, personal photo archives.

Shooting, editing: Zoya Laktionova

Artist and photographer Zoya Laktionova talks about her 2 months of experience abroad in a state of two realities. The video interacts with two landscapes in the same space of the video work. The work uses archival family photos of the artist and texts written in the first weeks of the war. The work absorbs one landscape into another, but it is difficult to understand what kind of landscape this act carries out.

Garry Kraievets, curator

Synopsis:

Director Zoya Laktionova talks about her 2 months of experience abroad in a state of two realities. Her documentary essay interacts with two landscapes in the same space of the video work. The work uses archival family photos of the artist and texts written in the first weeks of the war. The work absorbs one landscape into another, but it is difficult to understand what kind of landscape this act carries out.

Logline:

full-scale war and forced evacuation force the director to find herself between two worlds: in one, the city of her childhood and people are destroyed, in the other, nothing happens, but any landscapes begin to resemble home.

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Exhibitions

2022 - VILLA MÜLLER, Feldkirch (Austria)

2022 - Salzburg Summer Academy, (Austria)

2022 - Give Me Tomorrow, Corner of Conceptica, Lisbon (Portugal)

2022 - Give Me Tomorrow, Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton (Canada)

Filmfestivals

2022 - Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin (Germany)

2022 - Filma. Feminist Film Festival (Ukraine)

Screenings

2022 - Cité internationale des arts, Paris (France)