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Film &Video



SD video, 2 min. in loop


This video work filmed on a coast of the Black sea shows a static horizon dotted with the figures of fishermen. The picture’s calm surface is periodically punctured by scenes of jellyfish splattering on the ground. The main association is the sound of bombs dropping, achieved with recordings of frequencies produced by a jet plane. The video conveys the unsteadiness and relativity of calmness — how quickly and easily military aggression in the modern world can escalate. This work was made in response to the conflict between Georgia, Abkhazia and Russia that took place 6 years before the invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. 

Mykola Ridnyi


Installation views:
“A War in the Distance”, Steirischer Herbst festival, Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, 2022. Photo: Steirischer Herbst festival
“Artists for Ukraine”, facade of the Leopold Museum, Vienna, 2022. Photo: – Lorenz Seidler
“Tangled Hierarchy 2”, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Kochi biennale, 2022. Photo: Mykola Ridnyi

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