The Summer School / Residency

Title:

Un/archiving post/industry

Date:

July 2021

Place:

Pokrovsk Historical Museum, Pokrovsk, Ukraine

Curators:

Tetiana Tsvilodub, Victoria Danelian

Participants:

Dmytro Bilko, Oleksandr Kuchynskyi, Olena Martynchuk, Tetiana Pavliuk and Irena Tyshchenko, Andrii Parakhin, Dmytro Chepurnyi, Daryna Skrynnyk-Myska, Elias Parvulesco, Anna Pylypyuk and Volodymyr Shypotilnikov (Ukraine), Clemens Poole, Stefhan Caddick, James Gregg (USA)

Educational part:

Serhii Lukovenko, Victoria Donovan, Iryna Sklokina, Angelina Rozhkova, Olesia Kashyvska, Oleksandr Makhanets, Stefhan Caddick, Irina Glik, Viktoriia Grivina, Daryna Skrynnyk-Myska, Kateryna Filonova, Dmytro Bilko, Anna Bahachenko, Volodymyr Oros

Projects of participants:

  • Satellite of the Big Cinema. Essay on the History of the Amateur Film Movement in Mariupol by Anna Bahachenko
  • No Matter What It Seems at First Glance: notes on flaneuring in the Jubilee Park in Pokrovsk by Dmytro Bilko
  • Anxiety and Ethics in a Donbas Archive by James Gregg
  • Cloud/Archive by Stefhan Caddick
  • De?industria by Oleksandr Kuchynsky
  • From Extended to Nuclear Family by Olena Martynchuk
  • The Alphabet of Totalitarianism by Tetiana Pavliuk and Irena Tyshchenko
  • RAR RAW by Andrii Parakhin
  • Profession: Photojournalist. Part 1: Hometown by Elias Parvulesco
  • Please Submit Photos and Films to the Board of the Factory Museum by Anna Pylypyuk and Volodymyr Shypotilnikov
  • Untitled (smiles_project) and Untitled (hero_project) by Clemens Poole
  • Whisper of the Ancestors by Daryna Skrynnyk-Myska
  • Watching an Ant Burrow Before the Rain by Dmytro Chepurnyi

Explication:

Industrialisation is one of the key topics of the project. The industrial experience, as well as its heritage and post-history, has informed Ukraine’s urban space, local lifestyles, and economic relations. Industry generates, however, not only iron, coal, and machinery, but also cultural images of itself through cultural institutions such as Houses of Culture, factory newspapers, museums, clubs, and factory photo studios.

Visual media, like photos and video, produced images of dedicated workers and engineers, industrial successes, and production achievements. However, these same media were also used outside of industrial contexts: cameras and video recorders, which grew in popularity over the twentieth century, were used for recreational purposes, for making art and for sustaining relationships between people – in families, between friends and colleagues, and by amateur photographers in different places.

It is these diverse roles of visual media, as a tool for propaganda and violence, but at the same time an instrument of innovation, social glue, entertainment and cultural production, that we propose to study during our summer school-residency.

In collaboration with curators of the residency: Victoria Danelyan and Tetyana Tsvilodub, participants were engaged with materials collected and digitized during the realisation of the project "Un/archiving post/industry": photos, videos and audios from industrial sites (Mariupol, Pokrovsk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkivka, Slovyansk, Donetsk, Luhansk, Lviv, and others). This collection originates with different institutions and private sources and digitized copies are held by the Media Archive at the Centre of Urban History.

On completion of the residency participants made researches and art projects in various forms (visual art, essays etc.)

Organizers:

  • Centre for Urban History (UA)
  • University of St Andrews (UK)

In partnership with:

  • Mariupol Local History Museum (UA)
  • Pokrovsk Historical Museum (UA)
  • Donetsk Regional History Museum (UA)

Supported by:

  • House of Europe (UA)
  • Global Challenges Research Fund (UK)

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