Installationen von Olha Filonchuk und Dmytro Levytskyi

Nebenan Installation 2022/23

Olha Filonchuk – Belonging

“Belonging” is a series of immersive installations. Micro spaces build around an object(s), inspired by traditional symbols of Ukrainian culture, which had been transformed but still keeping the power of meanings, secrets and history deep inside. Intertwined with the sound from their places of origin, integrated from native environment into unexpected landscapes. Together with the space those objects create a fragile architecture structure inviting you inside this postsacred world. As a metaphor of relocation and culture identification, like aliens or weirdos, lost but found, those symbols can appear anywhere, cut and paste from one picture to another, bringing the baggage of stories but staying wordless, silent storytellers who can speak with you without a word. What will you hear? Can they hint at the place where the keys to the secret door of your personal belonging are hidden? 

Duration: 30 min.

Language: german, ukrainian

Olha Filonchuk is a Ukrainian theater stage designer and artist, she studied traditional embroidery, costume and art in the University of Art in Kyiv and has 13 years practice as a theater stage, puppet and costume designer. Mainly creating performances for children throughout this time, in 2019 she became a co-founder of the Baby Theater for children under 3 years old in Kyiv, specializing in creating immersive spaces of performances, kind of installations, without classic stage, involving the audience in the play. She works with mixed media in the theater and her artistic practice, using animation, collages, photography, embroidery and other traditional craft technics, rethinking them in her own way. After the big scale invasion of russians in Ukraine, she lives in Germany and continue her artistic research and practice here as well as in Ukraine. 

Dmytro Levytskyi – Photos of Sichovykh Striltsiv street

On his daily walks in Kiev, Dmytro Levytskyi photographs the traces of war and provides them with a detailed audio commentary – who are the people in the photo, what are they doing, and what does it have to do with the war?

Most of the photos were taken on Sichovykh Striltsiv Street in Kiev, a street that became a refuge for Dmytro Levytskyi: he walked from Lukianivskyi Market to Lvivska Square, passed shop windows, stopped at cafes, began to greet people in cafes as he passed. Walking became for him a “dance of the eyes” through the city, forever captured in the photos shot.

Combined into a photo album and set to music as an audio track, the events from the year 2022 fill photo after photo with stories.

Note: Please bring your own mobile device and suitable headphones.

Ort: Treppenauge West

Duartion: 41 min.

Selectable languages: English, Ukrainian, German

Під час щоденних прогулянок Києвом Дмитро Левицький фотографує сліди війни та додає до них детальні коментарі: хто є на фото, що вони роблять і яке відношення це має до війни.

Примітка: Будь ласка, візьміть з собою власний мобільний пристрій та відповідні навушники.

Місце проведення: Сходи Око Заходу

Тривалість: 41 хв.

Мова: англійська, українська

Dmytro Levytskyi (1986, Komsomolsk on Amur) is a director, writer and media artist based in Kyiv (Ukraine). In his artistic practice, he considers urban space as a theatre stage. Author of almost 20 audiowalks in the cities of Ukraine, Poland and Germany. In 2019 he was a curator of the Biennale Warszawa program, dedicated to the immigration of Ukrainians to Poland over the past 5 years. In 2021 he founded the Miskyi Theater Recent projects: author of the performance “Collective photo in Bitterfeld” (Bitterfeld, Germany 2022), author of the performance “Audiophoto 27 of May 2022” (premiere in Kaunas, Lithuania), director of the performance “Who is heard in the Beilis case” (Lviv, Ukraine 2022) 

German translation: Jutta Lindekugel


English translation: Sonya Tarasevych 

Voice in the German version: Malik Meyer