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Regular places

HD video, 15:23 min.

2014 - 2015

In Regular Places, comings and goings of citizens in five public locations around Kharkiv are filmed from a static angle. Without a sense of context, the uneventful footage seems irreconcilable with the brutally violent conflict between Maidan and Antimaydan activists that occurred here only months earlier. Rupturing the calm atmosphere, audio excerpts extracted from online videos have been overlaid on top of the footage; shouts of threats, warnings, abuse and intimidation echo across indifferent scenes, in a forced confrontation between recent traumatic memories and a present state of collective denial.


    

    
"Regular places", stills from video


"Regular places" ("All the World's Futures", Arsenale, 
56-th Venice biennale for contemporary art, 2015
Photo: Alessandra Chemollo / la Biennale di Venezia)