Tree of/and Life
10.9.2020, 17:00 (Kyiv time)
Center for Urban History / online
The film tells the story of a craftsman’s creativity and his connection to a tree that extracts an invisible form from a material substance. The act of creating by a human being is subject to the power of the substance that governs the carver independently determining the result. The subjectivity of nature is also manifested in the film through chemical damage – images and memory are absorbed and disappear behind the veil.
What can be done with a film abandoned long ago somewhere in a provincial village? A damaged tape discovered in an amateur club may become an important finding and an art object when it gets into the archive. During the festival, we will screen this film in the garden of a disappearing village of Lopushna near L’viv. The story of a media-dialogue with a tree, which was saved from oblivion, from natural (nature as agent) disappearance, will be screened for the trees in the garden in the center of a village, which also "naturally" evaporates due to impacts of urban modernity.
- Oleksandr Makhanets, head of Urban Media Archive, Center for Urban History
- Natalia Otrishchenko, sociologist, "Urban Stories" coordinator, Center for Urban History
- Bohdan Shumylovych, head of public history programs, Center for Urban History
The event will take place online. Please find the video stream below.