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- Please, submit photos and films to the Board of the Factory Museum
- 21-27.9.2021, 23-30.11.2021
Anna Pylypyuk and Volodymyr Shypotilnikov are an art group from Sevastopol. Anna studied philosophy at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; Volodymyr is an architectural photographer. The usual media of their works is photography, which takes the form of a photo book and installation. They also collect the archive of Soviet home photography. They live in Kyiv. Anna and Volodymyr took part in the summer school-residence "Un/ archiving post/industry" in Pokrovsk, and their proposed project was selected by the curators for further implementation.
During their stay in Lviv, Anna and Volodymyr will focus on photo collections of the Center for Urban History related to industrial history. In their artistic practice, they use storyboarding, refocusing, and rearranging archival images. Thus, fragments of historical everyday life appear outside its compliance with the requirements of socialist realism. Secondly, artists turn their attention to the archive as a subject of research. What materials are organized and stored in the archive? What specific archival temporality is manifested? What power relations can be found in the categories and descriptions of storage? What is the materiality of the photos in the archive? These questions will allow us to look at the Center's Urban Media Archive as a project with its architecture and tectonics.