... 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 expansive carbon economy and ‘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, Germany