'a Tribute to the Revolution'
Installation artist Iris Honderdos and sound-artist Arno Peeters from the Netherlands were inspired by the images they saw on Dutch national television of the people standing up for their rights on Maydan Square, holding position until democracy will finally be theirs. They decided to travel to Kiev, to witness this moment and see how they could support the people and their revolution in an artistic way.
They have spend two weeks talking to people, interviewing and recording them, asking about their hopes for the future. Not only did they meet with the Orange campers on the Khreshchatyk, but also with Yanukovich-supporters, PORA-demonstrators and independent observers.
Arno Peeters and Iris Honderdos translated their impressions and their admiration for the strong longings for freedom and democracy into the artwork "Ukraine - Under Construction", as a tribute to the Revolution.
It can be seen as a monument for everyone involved in this Revolution: Blue or Orange. In the end, all people of Ukraine will have to live and work together as one nation.
The installation is build around one of the oil-drums (used for heating in the tent camp on Khreshchatyk) as a symbol of the revolution. Inspired by the beautiful golden roofing's on the towers of Kiev, the oil drum is carried by metal arcs with woven metal wires, consisting of words in Ukraine and in Russian.
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