... The Winds Have Swept Us Off in All Directions...

2020; HD-video, 16:9, stereophonic audio; 13:10 / instalation
by Elias Parvulescocomissioned by PinchukArtCentre for the Exhibition of the 20 Artists Shortlistedfor the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2020with support by Anton Prykhodko, Teta Tsybulnykthanks to Tsyklop and Ternopil turistic clubs, Sasha Rybakov, Volodymyr Usik, Oleksandra Trianova
The work addresses the topic of darkness as an optical phenomenon and as well as a metaphor. Darkness is born on the periphery of clarity and activity, in the realm of night and underground, beyond the limit of the speculative and the chthonian.In the age of perpetual climate change, darkness is also an imaginary limit between capitalism and nature, between an expansive carbon economy and the ‘slow’ unfolding of natural ecosystems.In this work, darkness appears as such a limit in the space of caves, geological formations shaped millions of years ago on the bottom of the global ocean, at the junction of tectonic plates.
Sources: Вернадский В.И. Научная мысль как планетное явление. Москва: Наука, 1991;Радзієвський В.О. У печерних лабіринтах Тернопільщини. Київ: Здоров’я, 1967.
Public screenings:from 09.02.2020 till 05.2020 at the PinchukArtCentrefrom 01.04.2022 till 20.04.2022 on the This is Short online platform05.05.2022 at the Four Perspectives program at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany19.06.2022 as a part of the Four Perspectives on Movements program curated by Aleksandra Ławska at the International Short Waves Festival, Poznan, Poland, and online06.07.2022 at film program Someone Else’s Story as part of the It’s About Life program curated by Tatiana Kochubinska at ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany18.0918.12.2022 as a part of 'To Watch the War — The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2022)' exhibition curated by Olexii Kuchanskyi and Oleksiy Radynski at Coalmine — Raum für Fotografie, Winterthur, Switzerland19.01.2023 at the Agitate gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK08.09—29.10.2022 as a part of 'To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023)' ehibition curated by Olexii Kuchanskyi and Oleksiy Radynski at BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands