1. Radio Chain


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    In 2014 I was invited by Izolyatsia — an arts foundation recently raided and exiled by separatist militia in Donetsk, Ukraine — to participate in a curated series of art works conceived as seizures of public space in Kyiv. My strategy for understanding the situation began with tracing past collisions of broadcast media, human and political bodies throughout Eastern Europe. The longest human chain ever formed was organized over broadcast radio. “The Baltic Way” occurred on August 23, 1989 when approximately two million people joined their hands to span across the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — to protest USSR occupation and control of the region. For years leading to that moment, the USSR’s radio spectrum was a battlefield of radio propaganda. Soviet radio jamming infrastructure used powerful signal interference to garble Western radio broadcasts. At the time it was more common for people in the USSR to hear noise over a radio than clear speech or music. This noise was the fabric of audible experience and many individuals attempted to unravel it by illegally modifying radio receivers and building homemade antennas. Through such action, radio signals transition from the realm of the ether to the visceral and listening becomes a form of speech. Radio Chain (portfolio 07, 08, 09) reasserted this relationship of the body and radio within the current human and political context of Ukraine. I worked alongside artists Yulia Kostereva, Yuri Kruchak, and journalist Maria Prokpneko to produce audio interviews with Ukrainian soldiers and refugees about their daily routines and commutes before and during the war in Eastern Ukraine. A chain of participants were linked together by individual FM radio units modified to simultaneously receive and re-transmit the audio interviews from one participant to the next. During the performance, participants traveled through the city connected only by radio waves, navigating their route based on the clarity of the soldiers’ voices. If at any point one of the participants had lost all audio, the chain would have been broken and every subsequent participant lost. http://izolyatsia.org/en/project/zahoplennya

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    • Conflicting memories: A political crisis from a cultural perspective 26-02-2015


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      Debate organised by Castrum Peregrini and the European Cultural Foundation Conflicting memories: A political crisis from a cultural perspective With contributions by Yevhen Hlibovitsky, Pro Mova, Lviv, Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Mykhailo Glubokyi, Izolyatsia, Platform for Cultural Initiatives, and Vasyl Cherepanyn

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      • C'est ne rien


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        Kader Attia "C'est ne rien" Installation in Donetsk, Ukraine Music: Message to bears

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        • Ukrainian Literature Festival 2014


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          Music by Lars Danielsson & Leszek Mozdzer

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          • Ukrainian Literature Festival: Day 1


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            • Андрей Горохов. Берлинские мифы: клубы, туристы, хипстеры.


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              26 января - последний день работы выставки современного берлинского плаката Плакаты вешать запрещено в ИЗОЛЯЦИИ. 25 января её куратор Андрей Горохов расскажет о той жизни, которая вокруг этих плакатов проистекает - о клубах, танцах, туристах, хипстерах, художниках, левоориентированной молодёжи. О том, как в Берлине возник знаменитый на весь мир очаг неформального веселья. Речь пойдёт о многочисленных мифах, которыми окружена жизнь творческой молодёжи в Берлине, о духе Берлина. Передовая публика с айфонами ненавидит джентрификацию, однако, с точки зрения многих, именно хипстеры и являются причиной джентрификации Берлине, об этой болезни города речь тоже обязательно зайдёт.

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              • Lubko Deresh - Meeting with the writer


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                • Темна зала з інсталяціями.


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                  Зимова ярмарка в Ізоляції. Субота 21.12.2013

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