Endless Sea of Sand

2023; HD-video, 16:9: stereophonic audio; 05:25
By Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco 
This work was created thanks to the ‘Bodies as Lands’ residency and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, in trustful communication with the residency participants and curators of the project Asia Bazdyrieva and Egija Inzule. 2023  
Video and audio materials were taken from the former Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine named after H. Pshenychny; Youtube channels Запорізька АЕС, MaksonTV, Задорная Домохозяйка, Mihail Kalashnikov; Telegram channel Дмитро Орлов - Енергодарський міський голова. 
*** russian federation is a terrorist state that should be held responsible for all its crimes. 
 On March 4, 2022, the Russian troops occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. The day before they entered its satellite town, Enerhodar, and attacked resisting civilians who barricaded the road to the nuclear power plant.Founded in the early 1970s, Enerhodar (‘the energy gift’) was meant to serve the thermal power station and the nuclear power plant. Its construction was part of the Soviet modernist project championing industrialization, urban growth and new nuclear technologies.After its occupation, Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant was turned into a time bomb. The infrastructure of ‘peaceful atom’ was weaponized and used as a means of nuclear blackmail. In a grim twist, the colonial Soviet ambition to control the forces of nature culminated in Russian war atrocities and ecocide of the planetary scale.
Public screenings:25.09.2023 at Manifesta 15 Barcelona public programme in collaboration with La Mercè, Barcelona, Spain17.03.2024 as a part of Kyiv—LA film series curated by Asha Bukojemsky at the Human Resources, Los Angeles, US 01—02.08.2024 within a retrospective at the third KORDON Art Film Festival (KOFF) at Kärdla, Hiiumaa island, Estonia