Installation view: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019 and Dedicated to the Youth of the World III, 2023
It Already Happened, Voloshyn Gallery, 2023

2019

Dedicated to the Youth of the World II


Single/double screen video, sound, 8’ 49”

The space of The Dovzhenko film studios in Kyiv is transformed into a rave Cxema. The Kyiv youth reclaims their post-revolutionary city in an intimate yet massive nighttime ritual, an absolute freedom many look forward to. The carefully focused camera follows the participants into a new day—the reality many do not seem to accept.
2023

Dedicated to the Youth of the World III


Video, sound, 8’ 49”

Dedicated to the Youth of the World III is a reenactment of the artists’ film with the same title produced in 2019, which documented the rave Сxema in Kyiv.  The artists decided to reenact the party in September 2023 in the face of constant threat, focusing on community members who have replaced the previous rave participants, after a prolonged pandemic and the full-scale invasion by Russian occupation forces.

Dedicated to the Youth of the World III aims to capture the novel reality that has since emerged, a “new day” that nobody would have imagined in their wildest dreams four years ago.


Installation view: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019
Baltic Triennial 14: The Endless Frontier, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, 2021
Photo: copyright and courtesy of the artist and Contemporary Art Centre (CAC)





Installation view: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019
Pas Sommeil, Frac Bretagne, 2022




Installation view: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019
Pas Sommeil, Frac Bretagne, 2022




Installation view: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019
Can't Get You Out of My Head, HMKV Dortmund, 2021




Installation view: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019
Thinking Beyond – Moving Images for a Post-Pandemic World
14th Lo Schermo dell’Arte – VISIO, Manifattura Tabacchi, 2021

Still shot: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019 and Dedicated to the Youth of the World III, 2023




Still shot: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019 and Dedicated to the Youth of the World III, 2023




Still shot: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019 and Dedicated to the Youth of the World III, 2023



Still shot: Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019 and Dedicated to the Youth of the World III, 2023


Filmed by
Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei

at Cxema

Music by
Stanislav Tolkachev

Special thanks to
Slava Lepsheiev, Mariia Pogrebniak, Cat-b
Serge Avdeyev, Andriy Zhyzhko
Filmed by
Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei

at Daylight by Cxema

Music by
Stanislav Tolkachev 

Created with a support of
Kyiv Biennial 2023

Special thanks to
Slava Lepsheiev, Serhiy Klymko