Sunday 1 May 2022

In Place of a Final Note, the War Diary of Yevgenia Belorusets and Future Projects

I am closing my blog. I started this in summer 2014
and this is my last post in spring 2022, eight
years in total. I wanted a place to document
my ideas, practical work, thoughts, reflections,
meetings, references, links, archives and places for
stories around and within my research. This is
my final post.
    During early weeks of Ukraine’s war with Russia
I followed a war diary from a Ukrainian photographer
and artist Yevgenia Belorusets. Publishers of this work
are Isolarii. This includes photographs, writing,
simple meditations on everyday life in Kyiv. It’s
a gentle reflection and reminds me a lot of
work by Svetlana Alexievich. Beloruset’s decision
to leave Kyiv and close her blog is inspiration for
my concluding post.
    I am working on future projects. These include
motion graphics for a feature film. This work is
complete and this film launches with screenings in
Zagreb and London end of May 2022. I am working on
exhibitions in partnerships with the Holodomor
Museum. These are digital, virtual pieces of work
taking places in cities across Europe. I am working
on motion graphics for social media. I have three
potential venues. This will be physical posters,
images and screening of motion graphics. This will
take place from early-mid June until July.