Noisy Forest VHS: presentation on the results of the creative residence
Maria Stoyanovadocumentary film director
Conference hall of the Center for Urban History
Archival private videos bring us back to the atomic nature of events. Generalizations break down into elements. Clarity is excessive here. In contrast, noise is not. If we consider such communication with the past as a kind of walk, let it be a walk through the noisy forest of VHS.
We invite you to a meeting with Ukrainian documentary film director, Maria Stoyanova, where she will tell how she works with vernacular videos and materials from archives when making films. We will watch her award-winning film "Ma", a COVID-experiment "Second Wave," and talk about working on a feature film debut "Fragments of Ice" based on home videos from the 1980's and 1990's.
The second part of the meeting is planned for reflections and editing essays that appeared as a result of acquaintance with the VHS collection of the Urban Media Archive of the Center for Urban History. Maria will share her findings; we will think together about the opportunities they offer from outside their original contexts.
To attend the event, please, register.
Live streaming on Youtube will be available.
Due to quarantine restrictions before the event, we will ask you to present the confirmation of your vaccination.
The presentation will take place as part of a creative residency at the Center for Urban History with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
Top: Collection of Olexandra Hovenko // Urban Media Archive of the Center for Urban History