Collaboration with Serhiy Zhadan
Color print on banner, 1000x1200 cm.
produced by DAAD Artist-in-Berlin program for the housing front of Kunstaus Kule, Berlin
A large-scale banner reveals a detail taken from a press photograph depicting rubble of a destroyed building in Luhansk, which lies in Eastern Ukraine. The work is part of Ridnyi’s latest photographic series, in which press photographs of the armed conflict in Ukraine are interlinked with the phenomenon of gradually going blind and a resulting narrowed field of vision: the imagery is almost completely obscured by black ink. “It can begin like a small gradually expanding black dot or like a narrowing tunnel that devours vision until everything is erased. This inability to see is also like a human self-defense mechanism that produces voluntary blindness against escalating violence.” M.Ridnyi
"Blind spot" (Photo of the installation: DAAD / Konstantin Strilets)
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