Peace Letter to Ukraine 1

Violence and war as destructve matter are standing against culture, art and creativity. The Russian-Ukraine War is barbarian und destructive trying to erase solidarity and humanity.
But not only the Ukrainians and their friends and supporters are standing up against the violation of international law and the humanitarian desaster, but all civilized people, cultural workers and artists.
This video program starting on 1 March 2022 is representing one way how art can serve as a tool to show and confirm solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and defend freedom – the freedom of the word, the freedom of expression, the freedom of movement – that kind of freedom which is representing the fertile soil for the arts – freedom through intercontinental netwoking.


7 May 2022 - Oleg Chorny - Gena Khamruk



Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk


Interview on VIP- Interview Project
Oleg Chorny – http://vip.newmediafest.org/?page_id=1630

Oleg Chorny
Born in 1963 – Graduated from the film director’s department of the State Institute of Theatre and cinema in 1985.
Worked at the Olexander Dovzhenko State Film Studio in Kyiv, various governmental and non-governmental film and video studios.
Shot a number of feature shorts, documentaries, ecological and promo films, musical video clips and art videos.
His short feature movies, documentaries and art videos participated at the programs at the Ukrainian and international festivals.
He is member of the Ukrainian Filmmakers Union and Ukrainian Film Academy.

Gena Khamruk
Born in 1972 – Graduated from the director’s department of the State Ukrainian Academy of Culture.
Worked as an editor and director at the non-governmental video and TV studios, worked as VJ and computer graphics designer.
In 1996 Oleg Chorny and Gena Khmaruk has founded the non-profit creative unit “SAMPLED PICTURES”.
A number of videos created by “SAMPLED PICTURES” were presented at the various film and video festivals, exhibitions and club screenings.

Ukrainian videoart - solo feature - Oleg Chorny/
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Selected videos
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
duration 69 minutes

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – Still Alive, 2012, 1:00
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – OLEXA HIRNYK STAIRS, 2012, 14:00
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – Summer 2014, 2014, 7:10
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – The Tree, 2019, 6: 40
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – FON, 2021, 27: 54
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – BOLERO MUSHROOM, 2001, 11: 14

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – Still Alive, 2012, 1:00
Once a strange event took place at subway station in Kyiv (Ukraine).

Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – OLEXA HIRNYK STAIRS, 2012, 14:00
Olexa Hirnyk (1912-1978). Ukrainian dissident, political prisoner. On 21 January 1978, the eve of the sixtieth anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of independence by the Central Rada (Ukrainian parliament) of 21 January 1918, he burned himself to death nearby the grave of national poet Taras Shevchenko as an act of protest against russianization of Ukraine. Before his self-immolation, Olexa Hirnyk scattered about a thousand by him hand written leaflets. The Soviet regime hushed up any information about this act. This video inspired by Olexa Hirnyk`s act.

Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – Summer 2014, 2014, 7:10
Author:Oleg CHORNY / Camera:Andriy TARTYSHNIKOV /Video and Sound Editing: Andriy KOROTAYEVSKY / Audio mixing: Mykhailo KAPUSTA
Synopsis
How does the WAR sounds? Somewhere on the East of Ukraine, the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Now we hear the sounds of war not only in the East of our country, but in the most big cities, towns and villages of Ukraine.

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – The Tree, 2019, 6: 40
Authors: Oleg Chorny & Gennadiy Khmaruk / Music by Olexiy Mikryukov Aka King Imagine / Sound mixed by Andriy Ryzhov / Producer : Bohdan Shumylovych / Production manager: Oleksandr Makhanets
Production : Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv, Ukraine) & Sampled Pictures (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Synopsis
The film tells the story of a craftsman’s creativity and his connection to a tree that extracts an invisible form from a material substance. The act of creating by a human being is subject to the power of the substance that governs the carver independently determining the result. The subjectivity of nature is also manifested in the film through chemical damage – images and memory are absorbed and disappear behind the veil

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – FON, 2021, 27: 54
Music by Vladyslav Dikhtiarenko & Dmytro Kurovskiy Aka FOA HOKA / Sound designed and mixed by Andriy Ryzhov / Additional footage shooting by Andrey Tartishnikov, Gena Khmaruk, Oleg Chorny
Synopsis:
FON album was recorded in 1998 and its visualization has been started simultaneously. Ancient analog Soviet synthesizers have been used in the process, so, the results of syntheses were unpredictable. The uniqueness of every Act is determined by the fact that it is impossible to reproduce the sound of any of the performances. Each of the Acts is a report on the expedition to the country of lost electrons.

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – BOLERO MUSHROOM, 2001, 11: 14
The comparison of an atomic explosion with a mushroom is quite common. We can even state that this is one of the very first associations that people have when reminded of an atomic explosion.
The key visual idea was to “get inside” an atomic explosion, to find ourselves among the pixels of the atomic explosion. At a very close distance pixels begin to resemble some unclear infernal objects.
As a soundtrack we used the Bolero by Maurice Ravel, a masterpiece of classical music. This well-known piece of great dramatic power and emotion was a forerunner of many directions of contemporary music, including techno. Ravel’s “Bolero” had many visual and scenic embodiments. We tried to create our own version of the immortal classical piece.

15 May 2022 - Alexander Isaenko

Alexander Isaenko

Interview on VIP- Interview Project
Alexander Isaenko – http://vip.newmediafest.org/?page_id=931
Alexander Isaenko was born on October, 30th in 1976 in a city Izmail Ukraine. Studied in painting in art studio at university, further was fond of a collage, and after a photo and video Participated in every possible exhibitions, Exposed both painting and a photo.

Ukrainian videoart - solo feature - Alexander Isaenko
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Videos 2010-2015

Alexander Isaenko – THE WHITE AIR, 2010, 5:36
Alexander Isaenko – ECLIPSE, 2010, 5:13
Alexander Isaenko – RING / CHANGE POINT, 2011, 10:11
Alexander Isaenko – WASH BY FIRE, 2011, 1:10
Alexander Isaenko – TURNS, 2011, 3:44
Alexander Isaenko – THE NEGATIVE SELECTION, 2012, 3:30
Alexander Isaenko – VOID X, 2014, 9:44
Alexander Isaenko – EXCLUSION ZONE, 2015, 8:43

Alexander Isaenko – THE WHITE AIR, 2010, 5:36
Event recovery tragedy, professional and patient dialogue, where we see a specialist in issues specific to formulate proposals and responses affected in the form of abstract pictures taken place the day before, to the tragic outcome – music by The HET

Alexander Isaenko – ECLIPSE, 2010, 5:13
This abstract video consists of 2 parts, tells about harm origin outside and inside. The first part – strategy of the viper,second part – process initiation – music by The HET

Alexander Isaenko – RING / CHANGE POINT, 2011, 10:11
Two images of astral, hypnotic travel, the world behind the looking-glass in which development of the traveler on the ring gets absolutely other qualities. In search the one you always get something else. The unsharp image immerses in irreality, a dream, delirium out-of-focus, difficult to concentration of an even – music by The HET

Alexander Isaenko – WASH BY FIRE, 2011, 1:10
This is a story of the latent terrorism, the accidental, not realized harm, the loss of reference point – music by The HET – whisper by Yanina Boldyreva

Alexander Isaenko – TURNS, 2011, 3:44
Turnovers of the Earth create life electricity. Rotating the Earth finds force throwing out it from heart on the soil surface, infinitely moving coverlet of electricity. Making different doses, stimulating-feeding life, and killing – deadly. Immersing of the spectator in a pure landscape, in the image with absence of any social knots for creation of direct dialogue the earth (life) – the person (spectator), where danger, loneliness, the catalepsy, unstable soil underfoot the basic palette of emotions reminding of unsteadiness of everyone living and the world as a whole – music by The HET – Dedication to all great artists early died.

Alexander Isaenko – THE NEGATIVE SELECTION, 2012, 3:30
“Negative selection” it’s the world’s model, in which every participant filling the Space with it’s poor action, creating a cyclical social picture, with no freedom or right of choice.

Alexander Isaenko – VOID X, 2014, 9:44
In the virtual corridors of houses and flats, beside kips and crumpled bed, empty seats and chairs created the fictitious space of users and their communications. The basis for the project became the capture webcams social network, and the men of different nationalities, geographical and age category. Is it possible to be alone or just to appear this way? Whether individual independence cause disembodied contact? Is social loneliness a temporary state of consciousness, or cyclical and destructive system, including masturbation, sleeping, the search for new contacts and broadcasts? Is every next show becoming the own reflection looking? – music by Sergej Newski “Fotografie und berührung” played by Kairos quartett

Alexander Isaenko – EXCLUSION ZONE, 2015, 8:43
Few years ago Sergey from Krasnodar, Russia created a YouTube channel. He documents his different moods with the small camera, shares his online notes, mainly when he is visiting his country cottage area. He likes to work on the land, that’s why he speaks about the country house as of his pleasure. Sergey considers himself a developed personality, both physically, spiritually and intellectually. His constantly naked body convinces us of first. He also finds the acting skills in himself, plays unfunny and vulgar sketches. He knows the tissue of the universe, he is fond of the string theories, and reflects on madness and genius subjects. Sometimes after mowing the grass he clearly sees that he belongs to the scientific community – music by Alexey Shmurak “Der abschied” played by Ensemble Nostri Temporis


4 June 2022 - Oksana Chepelyk


List of participants curated by Yarina Butkovska - 2002-2009
Yuriy Kruchak, Oksana Chepelyk, Kateryna Babkina, Borys Pasichniy and Julia Pavlovska , Oleg Ushchenko, Olexiy Khoroshko, Mykola Kondratenko , MaxFlood, Svitlana Oleshko & Mykhaylo Barbara, Viacheslav Poliakov

Oksana Chepelyk
was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, finished Art Institute, Kyiv, 1978-1984, followed post-graduate course, Moscow, 1986-1988, Residency Program, CREDAC, Paris, 1996, New Media Study Program, Banff Centre, Canada, 1998, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany, 2000-2002, UCLA, USA, 2003-2004 & 2010-2011. She has shown her works at the festivals worldwide: in New York, London, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Osnabruck, Montecatini, Linz, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Oberhausen, Liverpool, Belo Horizonte, Karlovy Vary, Venice /A category/, Chisinau, Weimar, Tel-Aviv, Ankara, Pesaro, Santa Fe, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Sebastopol, Sarajevo and Clermont-Ferrand. 1999 AIDO FilmVideo Award, Italy. 2003 Werklietz Award, EMAF, Osnabruck, Germany. 2013 Cinemadamare Award, Venice IFF, Italy.

Yuriy Kruchak
Yuriy Kruchak was born in Poltava in 1973. He studied at the Kharkiv State Fine Arts School and at the Kharkiv Art Industrial Institute. In 1996-99 he did a postgraduate course at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture.
In his work, Yuriy Kruchak breaks borders between art, science, mass-media and reality by creating specific game of the conventions existing in the modern world. A characteristic feature of his work is to encourage the audience to action.

Kateryna Babkina
was born in 1985. Authoress of poetry book “The flames of Saint Elm” (2002), prosaic and poetical published work in magazines “Thursday”, “Contemporaneity”, “Kyiv Rus”, “Saint Volodymyr”, “Young Ukraine”, “Forma(r)t 21”, in newspapers, electronic almanacs and other places.
Producer. Video compositions of Kateryna Babkina it is something like video screening of the texts of young, but well-known Ukrainian poets. The compositions are illustration for the words and images, but the main stay texts. The music was created by “Seans 11” especially for the project “Videopoetry”. This video was presented on different film and art festivals in Kyiv, Lviv, Sumy, Lugansk (Ukraine), Vilnyus (Lithuania).

Borys Pasichniy and Julia Pavlovska
They work in a creative tandem.
Julia. I work as a journalist and scenario writer on the local TV-channel. By education I am a musician. This year I’m going to finish university and become a graduate specialist of culture and art critic. As creative personality I am on the stage of forming. I am interested in a modern art. In this way I plan to develop farther.
Boris. I have higher education of psychologist and art critic. Above all things I consider myself a cinematographyst. During five years I take up photography, had own photo exhibitions. Now I give mach time to organization of concerts, party, exhibitions and performances in my city.

Oleg Ushchenko
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine – director, script-writer, journalist. Author of many video advertisements and TV documentaries.
Recently Lileya-NV publishers printed his novel “Barmenzalle”, which was published in series “Aggressive Bibliophilia” – main character – the director has his leg broken. And there are many tragicomic things being happened.

Olexiy Khoroshko
Was born in 1985.
-1993 – 1998 – Studying in Luhansk college of Culture and Art (faculty of easel painting).
-1998 –2003 – Studying in Lviv Academy of Arts (faculty of monumental painting).
Participates in many group exhibitions, plein-airs and projects in Ukraine (Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Odesa), and abroad (Poland, Russia, Slovakia, France).
Sphere of interests: vidoart, installation, experimental graphic arts, monochromatic painting, (theatre) set design.

Mykola Kondratenko
Date of birth: 28th of October, 1971
1991-1992. Studied art of acting in the actor studio of Les Kurbas Youth Theatre in Lviv.
1992-1994 Actor in the theatre of “Both People and Dolls”
Working as a reporter and photographer.

Max Flood
born 07 02 1988 in Lviv, where ge is living
In 2007, ge have finished Lviv Art College n. for Ivan Trush. Today he is working as a T.V. operator.

Svitlana Oleshko & Mykhaylo Barbara
SVITLANA OLESHKO
Date of birth: 06/05/1973 / Place of birth: Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Director and Producer of theater-studio “Arabesque” amd creator of videos
1996-1999 post-graduated school Kharkiv National University
1990-1995 Kharkiv National University

Mykhaylo Barbara
Date of birth: 14/11/1971 / Place of birth: Lviv, Ukraine.
front man, rock – group Mertvy piven (Dead rooster)
The late artist worked as actor, producer and director of videos.

Viacheslav Poliakov
Was born 1986 in famous Kherson, Ukraine. Constructing and drawing some things get all my free time from childhood. I’ve got my higher education studying fine arts in pedagogical university, combining it with work as a designer. Now work at a local TV channel, but don’t think it’s the way of my life. The filmmaking is a part of searching of myself, I think… This film is the first really work with a camera.

About the curator - Yarina Butkovska


Yarina Butkovska
curator of Ukrainian videoart at The Peace Letter to Ukraine Project

journalist, author and presenter of different radio projects, writer, DJ, editor, reporter, curator

Born in August, 4th,1982 in Ternopil, Ukraine.
Lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine.

1999 – 2004, studying in Lviv National University on journalism faculty
2000 – 2003, Radio «Initiative» 102.5 fm – Author/presenter of projects on cultural and social thematic, DJ: «Radiometro», «Pret a porte», «Art review», «Virmenska, 35th », «CinemaTest», «Radio theatre»…
2002 – 2003, Radio «Lviv wave» – Journalist in newsroom: reporter, editor
2003 – 2005, TV channel «HTA» – Journalist in newsroom: cultural and social thematic reporting
2005 – 2007, Radio «Ternopil» – Editor in news department
2007– 2008 – curator of the First International Festival of Videoart «Kinolevchyk»

Currently employed @ Andrei Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv

Screening - Program 1
Ukrainian videoart 1
video
Program 1
videos from 2002-2007
curated by Yarina Butkowska

Kateryna Babkina (Ukraine) – Used to be Keys, 2007, 2:30
Kateryna Babkina (Ukraine) – No Sound, 2007, 1:50,
Borys Pasichniy and Julia Pavlovska (Ukraine) – Milk, 2007, 3:51
Oleg Ushchenko (Ukraine) – Genius, 2006, 1:25
Olexiy Khoroshko (Ukraine) – The Aim Of The Game, 2007, 4:20
Mykola Kondratenko (Ukraine) – Longing For Students, 2007, 3:47
MaxFlood (Ukraine) – Let’s walk More, 2007, 1:49
Svitlana Oleshko & Mykhaylo Barbara (Ukraine) – Stas Perfetsky is returning to Ukraine, 2005, 7:51
Viacheslav Poliakov (Ukraine) – Indoor-outdoor, 2007, 3:51
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – Shifting Time, 2004, 6:00
(Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – Urban Multimedia Utopia: 10:00, 2002)
Yuriy Kruchak (Ukraine) – Showcase: 2:49, 2006
Yuriy Kruchak (Ukraine) – Benas: 0:57, 2007


List of participants curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne - 2010-2022
Oksana Chepelyk, Oleg Kharch , Alexander Isaenko , Lidia Starodubtseva , Nataliia Mashtaler , Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva , Kostia Vozniuk , Vera Abakumova , Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk, Alexander Yeltsin , Anna Kryvenko , Olexiy Khoroshko, Lena Nosenko, Tatiana Nikolaevna, Yaroslav Yanovsky

Yuriy Kruchak / Yulia Kostereva
Yuriy Kruchak was born in Poltava in 1973. He studied at the Kharkiv State Fine Arts School and at the Kharkiv Art Industrial Institute. In 1996-99 he did a postgraduate course at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture.
In his work, Yuriy Kruchak breaks borders between art, science, mass-media and reality by creating specific game of the conventions existing in the modern world. A characteristic feature of his work is to encourage the audience to action.

Yulia Kostereva was born in Kharkov in 1973. In 2001 she got master degree in Graphic art from the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, Kyiv. Yulia works mainly in the field of Installations, Public Happenings, Media Art and Video Art. The particular attention focuses on research of interrelations of a person and material world.

Oksana Chepelyk
was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, finished Art Institute, Kyiv, 1978-1984, followed post-graduate course, Moscow, 1986-1988, Residency Program, CREDAC, Paris, 1996, New Media Study Program, Banff Centre, Canada, 1998, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany, 2000-2002, UCLA, USA, 2003-2004 & 2010-2011. She has shown her works at the festivals worldwide: in New York, London, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Osnabruck, Montecatini, Linz, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Oberhausen, Liverpool, Belo Horizonte, Karlovy Vary, Venice /A category/, Chisinau, Weimar, Tel-Aviv, Ankara, Pesaro, Santa Fe, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Sebastopol, Sarajevo and Clermont-Ferrand. 1999 AIDO FilmVideo Award, Italy. 2003 Werklietz Award, EMAF, Osnabruck, Germany. 2013 Cinemadamare Award, Venice IFF, Italy.

Kostia Vozniuk,
born in Novodnistrovsk, Ukraine. After finishing high school, he moved to Kyiv to study Cinematography at KYIV NATIONAL KARPENKO-KARY UNIVERSITY OF THEATRE, CINEMA and TELEVISION. Worked at several student productions as Cinematographer, Gaffer, 1st AC, Key Grip. Love to do any kind of experimental movies, intrested in stop motion animation, making music and short film sketches.

Vera Abakumova
AS a former student of the Kharkov Academy of Art and Design. I am keen on all kinds of fine arts, especially on the contemporary ones.
I have been engaged in making short films and participating in contests since 2005.
In 2009 my film took the third place at the all-Ukrainian contest of short films (as a part of the French Spring Festival in Ukraine). My works are devoted to people’s relationships and characters.

Alexander Isaenko
was born on October, 30th in 1976 in a city Izmail Ukraine. Studied in painting in art studio at university, further was fond of a collage, and after a photo and video Participated in every possible exhibitions, Exposed both painting and a photo

Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk
Oleg Chorny, Born in 1963.
Graduated from the film director’s department of the State Institute of Theatre and cinema in 1985.
Worked at the Olexander Dovzhenko State Film Studio in Kyiv, various governmental and non-governmental film and video studios.
Shot a number of feature shorts, documentaries, ecological and promo films, musical video clips and art videos.
His short feature movies, documentaries and art videos participated at the programs at the Ukrainian and international festivals.
He is member of the Ukrainian Filmmakers Union and Ukrainian Film Academy.

Gena Khamruk
Born in 1972.
Graduated from the director’s department of the State Ukrainian Academy of Culture.
Worked as an editor and director at the non-governmental video and TV studios, worked as VJ and computer graphics designer.
In 1996 Oleg Chorny and Gena Khmaruk has founded the non-profit creative unit “SAMPLED PICTURES”.
A number of videos created by “SAMPLED PICTURES” were presented at the various film and video festivals, exhibitions and club screenings.

Alexander Yeltsin
Born September 13, 1983 in Lugansk /Ukraine
Education:
1998-2003 – College of Culture and Arts, Lugansk , specialty ” sculptor – artist ” , teacher
2003-2005 – National Pedagogical University T. Shevchenko, Lugansk, bachelor ” sculptor – artist “
One of the organizers and participants of the artist-run space ” ХАЯТ ” and group ” ЙОД “
Lives and works in Kiev.

Lena Nosenko
born on 15 July 1988 in Ukraine. In 2005, graduated from secondary school and started studying filmmaking at the Karpenko-Kary university of Theatre, Cinema and Television. Parallel to my screenwriting studies, I’m also taking a correspondence course in film critisicm at the same university. I’ve directed two short films and one stop-motion video since 2005.

Oleg Kharch/Oleg Kharch Group
Oleg Kharch Group|Olga Shuvalova,Oleg Kharch. Comprehend in a common artistic practice an angular question to a person. Who are we? Where did they come from and where are we going?
Participant in
The Wake Up! Memorial – Wake Up! Climate Change!
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?

Lidiya Starodubtseva
Film director, producer, radio and TV journalist, media expert, historian of culture and arts, art curator. Head of the Media Communications Department at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), DPhil (Philosophy), Full Professor. Lidiya Starodubtseva was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She studied architecture at Civil Engineering Institute (Kharkiv). Since 2015 she collaborates with the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (US, based in Prague), freelance of the program ‘Above the Barriers’. Author and host of the Kharkiv TV programs ‘Tea Ceremony’ on the channel P1 (2005–2006), ‘Art Interrogation’ on the channel ‘Simon’ (2014–2015), and ‘Dialogues with Lidiya Starodubtseva’ on the ‘Channel 7’ (2011–2017). Scriptwriter and producer of the short films ‘Wine kills’ and ‘Days of Fear’. Scriptwriter, director and producer of the film ‘Time is Up’, director and editor of the films ‘Square Ukraine’, ‘Seam’, ‘Amputation’, ‘Holmes and Harms’, short films ‘Prose of Poetry’, ‘Boots’, ‘Physics of Fragile Body’, ‘Meridian Czernowitz’, etc. Author of 6 books and more than 200 publications on culture, arts and visual media theory. Member of the National Unions of Journalists and Artists of Ukraine.

Nataliia Mashtaler
graduated In 2010from Kyiv Institute of Fine Arts and got a job as a film and television director.
My teacher repeatedly informed us that everything is possible in documentary works, except for takes. I believe that documentaries, with their keenness of perception, are the most sophisticated form of performing art. It is subtle and requires a degree of finesse. Script writers write dramatic scenes from real life, and documentary film is real life- everything is real and true. And that is why it is the most interesting form of presentation.
I have directed two films in the documentary genre: ProMotionand and High Achiever, which I have done at the institute. My the new film ” Demonstration Lesson” – yet another step in improving my skills.

Anna Kryvenko
(1986, Ukraine) is a video and fine art photography artist. She is a student of the last year of the Centre for Audio-visual Studies at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU, Prague). Before she studied theatre directing at KNUTKT(UKR) and alternative theatre directing at DAMU (CZ).
Her films and performances were screened at Fluidum Festival, Famufest student Film Festival, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Intermedia BB (Slovakia) etc. She participated in several group exhibitions. With her found-footage film Silently Like a Comet she won the prize for the Best Experimental Act at FAMUFEST, Prague (CZ). Her last film Listen to the Horizon won prize for the Best Czech Experimental Documentary, Jihlava IDFF (CZ).

Olexiy Khoroshko
Was born in 1985.
-1993 – 1998 – Studying in Luhansk college of Culture and Art (faculty of easel painting).
-1998 –2003 – Studying in Lviv Academy of Arts (faculty of monumental painting).
Participates in many group exhibitions, plein-airs and projects in Ukraine (Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Odesa), and abroad (Poland, Russia, Slovakia, France).
Sphere of interests: vidoart, installation, experimental graphic arts, monochromatic painting, (theatre) set design.

Tatiana Nikolaevna
media artist from Ukraine, work with video art and media installations. In my creative research I am interested in such topics as the development of human awareness, ancient art, its interpretation and modern rethinking. I started my career as a costume designer, but a few years ago I decided to expand my creative potential with the help of media art.

Yaroslav Yanovsky
Mr. Yanovsky takes active part in international planners and programs by organizing art performances; he is successful in realm of photography, video, video installations and multimedia at the whole.

About the curator - Agricola de Cologne


Agricola de Cologne @ http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=82
chief curator of The Peace Letters to Ukraine Project

curator of media art, designer of culture, interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos
founder and director of
– The New Museum of Networked Art – the experimental platform for art and new media (2000)
– The Audiovisual Art Collections @ The New Museum of Networked Art (2005)
– artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ (2005)
– CologneOFF – The New Institute for Contemporary Art & Moving Images 2005/2020
– creator/curator of The W:OW Project – We Are One World – global networking project (2017) & The 7 Memorials for Humanity (2018)

Besides for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical & virtual space like JavaMuseum (2001), NewMediaFest (2002), Violence Online Festival (2003), SoundLAB & VideoChannel (2004), CologneOFF (2005), netEX (2007), AVMCI (2012), Agricola de Cologne is standing also for the co-curator & co-organiser of events like festivals & exhibitions of contemporary art, but also for the jury member of divers festivals.

Since its introduction in 2000, Agricola de Cologne is represented as an artist & curator on more than 800 festivals and media art exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Merida, Caracas, Maracaibo, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Santiago de Chile, Quito, Bogota, London, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Madrid, Gijon, Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tampere, Kopenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Nagoya, Seoul, Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jakarta, Perth, Melbourne, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Addis Abeba, Istanbul, Ankara, Yerewan, Tblissi, Damaskus, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Bethlehem, Gaza, Basel, Zurich, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Kiev, Kharkiv, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kansk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Sofia, Varna, Bukarest, Arad, Timisoara, Budapest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split, Lubljana, Rome, Naples, Milan, Pescara, Venice, Torino, Bologna, Berlin, Cologne, Münster, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg & elsewhere, but also on Biennials like Venice Biennale 2003, 2005, Biennale of New Media Art Merida/MX 2003, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth/Australia (2004), Biennale de Montreal (2004), Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago de Chile (2005), ISEA Nagoya (2002), ISEA Singapur (2008), ISEA Belfast (2009), Kochi Musziris Biennial (2016/2017)

Agricola de Cologne –> http://agricola-de.cologne
artvideoKOELN –> http://artvideo.koeln
CologneOFF NICA –> http://coff.newmediafest.org
The New Museum of Networked Art –> http://www.nmartproject.net

Screening- Programs 2-5
Ukrainian videoart 2
video
Program 2
videos from 2002-2017
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – Framing West, 2009, 2:46
Kostia Vozniuk (Ukraine) Woman in her own room,2017, 04′ 08”
Vera Abakumova (Ukraine) – Self-fullfillment, 2011, 7:40
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – «Face to Face», 2014, 10:00
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – Urban Multimedia Utopia: 10:00, 2002
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Yaroslav Yanovsky (Ukraine) – IN OVER, 2015, 5:30
Yaroslav Yanovsky (Ukraine) – Thank You, 20!4, 4:00

Ukrainian videoart 3
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Program 3
Videos from 2011-2014
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – The Reborn, 2013, 1:00
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – Alone, 2014, 9:50
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine) – The White Air, 2010, 5:36
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine) – Change Point, 2011, 6:05
Oleg Chorny (Ukraine) – OLEXA HIRNYK STAIRS, 2012, 14:00
Oleg Chorny & Gena Khamruk (Ukraine) – Still Alive, 2012, 1:00
Alexander Yeltsin (Ukraine) – Warning, 2014, 5:37

Ukrainian videoart 4
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Program 4
videos from 2010-2019
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Lena Nosenko (Ukraine) – Wait for me, 2010, 4:35
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – «Letter from Ukraine», 2014, 7:31
Oleg Kharch (Ukraine) – Fakemet, 2019, 3:46
Alexander Isaenko (Ukraine)- The negative selection, 2012, 3:30
Lidia Starodubtseva (Ukraine) – Time Is Up, 2018, 4:00
Nataliia Mashtaler (Ukraine) – Demonstration Lesson, 2012, 13:40

Ukrainian videoart 5
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Program 5
videos from 2010-2022
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Silently Like a Comet, 2014, 14:00
Anna Kryvenko (Ukraine) – Tomorrow the sun was different, 2014, 16:42
Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Corona Quercus, 2020, 2:59
Olexiy Khoroshko (Ukraine) – Lost Angels, 2010, 2:01
Tatiana Nikolaevna (Ukraine) – Genus. Code Unsealing, 2019, 3.15
Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Evacuation (Part1) – 2022, 2:08

Ukrainian videoart 6
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Tatiana Nikolaevna (Ukraine) – Genus. Code Unsealing. , 2019, 3.15
This is a sculpture of 2.3 m high, which I made of polystyrene foam and clay. The female figure executed as analogue of products of ancient culture of Cucuteni (in Ukraine – Trypilska). She, as an old mother, wants to protect and warn her descendants from the terrible consequences of their carelessness. In this work, I explore the possibility of a man to get rid of fear of disaster and his readiness to act actively in preserving the ecology of the Earth.
In creating the audio-visual part, which interacts with the sculpture, I used the original audio reactive video content, sounds of earth from space, negotiations between dispatchers immediately after the Chernobyl disaster, the sounds of Geiger’s counter, installation shooting and performance of artists from the exhibition Artefact Chernobyl 33.

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Oleg Kharch Group (Ukraine) – Evacuation (Part1) – 2022, 2:08
This is a shot story-Evacuation (Part1).
A small fragment the giant War. 1 March, we had tickets on and a head full or anxiety and uncertainty. Our feet prompted us to hike to the Kyiv in railway station. Subway took us to the nearest station. And moved quickly until we heard the siren sounding about air alarm. Single cars were driving nearly as well. We also saw military medical track. They drove confidently and somewhere near Kyiv there were battles with the Russian occupiers. Two artist and family Oleg Kharch and Olga Shuvalova.