4K video, 20 min
Film written and directed by Mykola Ridnyi
Commissioned by Secession, Vienna
Production: BrahmaFilms, Ukraine
Sound narration: Kateryna Stetsevych
In 2022, a neighborhood of Northern Saltivka in Kharkiv has become the frontier of the Russian invasion and has suffered significant destruction. A walk through the "ghost district" forging ahead of coexistence of past and present, outward and inward landscapes, facts and recollections. Voiceover recites the artist’s memories of places of his childhood and youth that no longer exist.
Secession, Vienna, 2023. Photo: Oliver Ottenschlaeger