In the context of “City Scanning” Synchrodogs created a series of photographs about the relationship between human and nature. The project is an abstract reflection on the subject of endless interdependence, a kind of visualization of human invasion into wild nature. At the same time, artists sought to achieve a direct proportional effect — invading the urban landscape of the city, incorporated nature in the urban environment.
Artists : Roman Noven, Tania Shcheglova
Artists : Calcagno Cullen, Geoffrey Skip Cullend (Cincinnati, Ohiao, USA)
Wave Pool’s “Interlace” project aims to connect disparate community groups in order to envision a better future. The project takes the form of a series of conversations, videos and temporary floating sculptures in order to create a more connected and aligned city. The sculptures will be woven from barley straw and their decomposition will result in the killing of algae in a local pond. During the weaving workshops, participants will be asked to release something negative and make space for the future of the city. “What do you want the future of Ivano Frankivsk to look like?” will be the guiding question and topic of discussion while residents are weaving.
Team : Detlef Kurth, Aida Nejad, Sandra Madlung, Patrick Walser, Pia Heinrich, Jonas Weinkauff (Kaiserlautern, Germany)
Based on previous studies and curation of MetaLab-Team a future vision of the district was created. Within the project an international team was trying to outline both short time and longtime solutions. The key points of the project are: integration of the Promprylad.Renovation project into the separate district and linking it to the city center; strengthening the connections within the district, getting access to the river in the east of the city, underlining the importance of historical buildings, crossing the rails with a bridge on the east side, activation of the suburban train station “Bystrytsia” and transformation of the industrial area into more useful and active place.
INSTALLATION “WHAT IS YOURS — IS YOURS. ONE GARAGE MANIFEST”
Tbilisi Architecture Bienale
In post-Soviet Georgia of the 1990s in the once a claim of city-dwellers seeking to secure their car from theft in a time of high crime, the self-made garages represented the ideal of a modernist automobile-centered city, its planning failures of providing parking at a comfortable distance from people’s homes, as well as the emergence of a culture of privatization in the communist aftermath. Although the increasing informal production of urban space has resulted in chaotic urban development and rejection of planning principles, it can’t be denied that the garages addressed contemporary societal problems.
A reduced threat of crime, coupled with new possibilities to rent out the garages, has moved people’s cars outside the garages again. As an inflation crisis and rural migration have increased urban impoverishment, the garages have provided infrastructure and space for the existential needs of the marginalized: in serving as commercial areas for selling vegetables, for workshops, for pharmacies, and even beauty salons. Meanwhile, many garages have been left abandoned without usage occupying a space for no use.
PERFORMANCE “HYMN OF TEPLOKOMUNENERGO”
Artists : Nadia Parfan, Roman Grygoriv, Illia Razumeiko, Andrii Kraievskiy, Choir “Chornobryvtsi”
Team: Liliia Gogol, Anastasiia Lisna
Performance “Hymn of Teplokomunenergo”arose as an avant-garde choral work based on the words of Nadia Parfan and the music of Roman Grygorev and Ilia Razumeiko. The text and music was written back in 2016 during the development of the film script “Singing Ivano-Frankivskteplocomunenergo”. The director Nadia Parfan draw attention to the fact that for half of a century history of the communal enterprise it gained its own trade union, football team and choir, but it didn’t have its own hymn. During the musical-spatial performance the choral work will be performed for the first time by the trade union choir “Chernobryvtsi” “Ivano-Frankivskteplocomunenergo”. The action will take place in the boiler room, where there are four boilers that provide heat to ⅔ of the city. The boiler room is a unique monument of industrial architecture of the 20th century and it definitely deserves the capture of citizens, architecture admires and guests. The place itself has a great urbanistic value. The musical documentary “Singing Ivano-Frankivskteplocomunenergo” will be released in the autumn, 2019. Performance “Hymn Teplocomunenergo” will open the scene to the audience and introduce the unique and unknown creativity of the industrial choir.
Artist : Yevgen Samborsky
“A place becomes symbolic for us, if a certain story occurred there to us”, - Yevgen Samborsky.
Yevgen Samborsky created a project, connected to the habitation in the city and cohabitation with the city. It consists of mediates related to each other - an installation of the Ivano-Frankivsk layout and a film. The author marked the important places for him on the layout influenced and deposited in memory. For objects construction he used materials collected directly at the locations marked on the layout, as well as photos, video documentation and place-related symbols. The film in turn reveals the stories of these places. In this way the author tells an offstage story, which emphasizes the inimitableness and uniqueness of each of the people’s stories with their individual interaction and perception of the space. The project balances between conceptuality, nostalgia and child naivety.
Artists : Anna Sorokovaya, Taras Kovach
In the project “Artistic Means” artists appropriate techniques which are specific for creative crafts at leisure, at the same time, they have institutional support of their project and a budget for its realization. When exhibiting the project in the gallery space they are reflecting on the mechanisms of instrumentalization of social practices and on the position of direct participants in participatory art projects.
Artists : Irina Miroshnikova, Alexey Petrov
Authors of Promprylad.Renovation architectural revitalization project. Founders of FORMA - architectural bureau