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The District


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.

Installation views:

Secession, Vienna, 2023. Photo: Oliver Ottenschlaeger

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