‘Polonyna’ (in preproduction), a short experimental documentary shot in western Ukraine (collaboration with Nick Thomas and Khrystyna Bunii)
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 ~
June 2021: The Close River will be showing as part of TENT Rotterdam online cinema programme ,
June 2021: WET will host a workshop as part of Affairs – a 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.
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 screening at Maus Hábitos, Porto, May 2021.
The Close River showing online on the Slow Film Festival, UK, 2020
WET run a workshop on collective filmmaking for the Piet Zwart Masters Fine Arts students @ de Player, Rotterdam 27-30.10.2020
Nie-pokoje, Gdańska Galeria Miejska, 4-25.05.2020
The Close River, RET Rotterdam, 21-22.02.2020
WET Lounge#3, TENT Rotterdam, 29.11.2019
Khrystyna Bunii: Practising Punk Ethnography, Leeszaal Rotterdam West, 25.11.2019
Suchego przestwór oceanu, BWA Bydgoszcz, 17.10.2019