Open Studio: Place of Peace

Antonina Gotfrid

Nebenan Installation Residenz 2022/23

In her Open Studio, director and filmmaker Antonina Gotfrid shows the multimedia installation “Place of Peace”, which she developed during her residency and invites to an exchange.

“Place of Peace” tells five stories of Ukrainian refugees and documents performative interactions in Berlin’s urban space. In the process, a multimedia installation brings together Ukrainian folk music, cinematic documentation, and interactive exhibition. 

In addition to the Open Studio, the installation will be open one hour before the start of the first event throughout the festival.

Duration: approx. 1 h.

Language: German, Ukrainian, English

„Place of Peace“ розповідає історії п’яти українських біженців і документує перформативну взаємодію в міських районах Берліна. При цьому мультимедійна інсталяція поєднує українську народну музику, відеодокументацію та інтерактивну виставку. Інсталяція працює протягом усього часу роботи фестивалю.

Тривалість: бл. 1 год.

Мова: німецька, українська, англійська

Antonina Gotfrid is a Ukrainian documentary, film and theatre director who currently lives and works in Berlin. Her film “Volunteers” participated in the non-competition program of the International Film Festival “Molodist” in 2015. In 2019, she made the documentary “RUTHENIA. The Cultural Code of Ukraine”, which premiered in Ukraine on Independence Day 2020.

Omari is a German music composer, arranger and jazz pianist. A native of Georgia, he has lived and worked in Germany for over 20 years. He currently composes film music and teaches music theory and composition at the Akademie Deutsche-Pop in Berlin.

Under the title “DACH”, Fonds Darstellende Künste 2022 initiated and implemented a residency program for Ukrainian artist:ing in Germany in cooperation with the three networks operating nationwide – the Alliance of International Production Houses, the federal network flausen+ and the Network of Independent Theaters. In view of the war on the European continent, the partners are sending a signal of solidarity and transnational work in the independent performing arts. 

Funded within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Federal Agency for Civic Education.