A performance dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident will take place in Kyiv

A performance dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident will take place in Kyiv

On April 25, the website of the Ukrainian House will host the opening of a unique online exhibition about the life of Chornobyl Polissya “DARK PARADISE”, and in the evening on its facade a spectacular light performance.

The Dark Paradise project presents more than 12 different artistic and research works related to the life of the people of Chornobyl Polissya. The organizing team will present art videos, installations, archival photos, paintings, illustrations of the expedition and audio recordings of communication with residents, portraits and stories of residents of these areas, beekeeping traditions, as well as other creative reflections created by artists and ethnographers.

The exhibition “DARK PARADISE” will show what has been happening in the exclusion zone for the last 35 years after the devastation and destruction of this place by the Chernobyl accident. Abandoned lands have been reborn and carry their own unique code. Viewers from different parts of Ukraine and the world will be able to feel the energy of life of the Chernobyl region of the past and present, rethinking the bitter page of the tragedy.

The opening of the project will take place at 12.00 on the  website of the National Center “Ukrainian House”.

On April 25, from 20:00 to 22:00, a spectacular light performance “Chornobyl Polissya. Dark Paradise “(facade of the National Center” Ukrainian House “).

You will be able to see the performance live while walking around the city from anywhere in the European Square, staying safe and complying with all quarantine restrictions. The organizers will also make video documentation of the performance so that everyone can see it within the online exhibition on other days.

Project team: author and curator – artist, cultural figure ZINAIDA, co-curator, architect of the online exhibition – Waldemart Klyuzko, ethnographer, consultant, doctor of historical sciences, employee of the Center for Research and Development – Olena Boryak, ethnographer, consultant , researcher of traditions, expert of natural natural nutrition – Oksana Barabash, artist – Igor Rudenya, cinematographer, photographer – Serhiy Mykhalchuk, project coordinator – Natalia Rudnyk

Co-organizers of the project: State Research Center for the Protection of Cultural Heritage from Man-Made Disasters (SCSCC), National Center “Ukrainian House

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