‘Polonyna’ (in production), an experimental documentary shot in western Ukraine (collaboration with Nick Thomas and Khrystyna Bunii and with support of Oleksandr Debych)
Taking a collaborative approach, Polonyna (working title) combines observational and direct cinema style with staged performance and elements of documentary-essay. Khrystyna Bunii travels solo across remote south-west Ukraine in pursuit of her amateur ethnographic research. As she encounters villagers 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 ethnographer and spectator alike.
more to come ~
October 2021: Airholes, a group exhibition opening at WET
November 2021: WET will host a dialogic field recording workshop as part of Field Recordings, WORM.
Autumn 2021: MERZ Residency, Sanquhar, Scotland
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.