21st April – 5th May 2023, Weightless at Visions du Reel Film Market
27th January 2023, World Premiere of Weightless, International Film Festival Rotterdam
22nd July – 30th October 2022, Manifesta 14 Prishtina, Kosovo
17th September 2022, Liquid Structures, Batumi
29th June 2022, CBK Rotterdam OFF Screen, WORM, Rotterdam
12th June-12th July, Szkoła Numer Jeden, Pracownia Portretu, Łódź
6th April, Przepływ #Ukraina, Busko Zdrój
19th – 22nd May, Prospects, Art Rotterdam
‘Невагома’ (Weightless), in post-production, an experimental documentary shot in western Ukraine (collaboration with Nick Thomas)
Khrystyna Bunii travels solo across remote south-west Ukraine in pursuit of her anthropological research. As she encounters people and digitises their family photo archives, conversations and interconnections emerge. Conducting visual research into the trans-national region of Hutsulshchyna, Bunii pursues a political practice of self-narration from the margins of representation. The sequences of this poetic journey do not simply elucidate the history of the region, but rather call for an associative labour from researcher and spectator alike, and finding people who want to talk about the region’s past is not an easy task. Made through close collaboration between the film’s directors and protagonist, Weightless combines observational and direct cinema style with staged performance and elements of documentary-essay.
‘Polonyna’ is supported by FilmFonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Amarte Fonds, Gemeente Rotterdam and ZAIKS and produced in collaboration with Manon Bovenkerk from near/by film.
more to come ~
Eye on Art, Selected Artist’s Moving Image, @Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam
Airholes, a group exhibition opening at WET, October 2021
WET hosted a dialogic field recording workshop as part of Field Recordings, WORM, November 2021
The Close River showing as part of TENT Rotterdam online cinema programme, June 2021
Affairs, a workshop facilitated by WET as part of three-day practice and research programme initiated by anorak and realised in cooperation with Württembergischer Kunstverein, Kunstbüro der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, and HuM-Base in Stuttgart, June 2021
‘Sibling Gardens’ on Montez Press Radio, Viktor Timofeev’s show with contributions from Nick Thomas and myself, May 29, 2021 09:00 PM (GMT-4)
The Close River screening at Maus Hábitos, Porto, May 2021.
The Close River won the main prize on BEAST Film Festival in Porto, March 2021.