NO LIFE. A large-scale installation made of babies' cots has become an irresistible metaphor literally turns up spectators' consciousness, as if cots had faces or individuality. The artist refers to the most ignoble side of Chernobyl tragedy - coercive abortions, concealment of the scale of infant mortality, inhuman and felonious totalitarian system that entered women's destinies by force, making them destroy unborn innocent lives.
Incompetence and inhumanity of this system, absence of transparency, erroneous official data, informational vacuum turned the measures called to liquidate the disaster into even bigger tragedy. Having taking the lives of dozens of thousands of alive and unborn children, ruining destinies of hundreds of thousands of women, the system turned them into innumerable, speechless, nameless casualties of the disaster.
This project touches upon the most ignoble side of the tragedy of Chernobyl – the coercive abortions and the scale of infant mortality concealment, as an inhuman and felonious totalitarian system entered women's destinies by force, making them destroy unborn, innocent lives. The incompetence and inhumanity of this system brought forth measures called to liquidate the disaster into an even bigger tragedy. The installation is made of babies' cots, used as an irresistible metaphor.
International project Clouded Lands. 30 years Chornobyl (Food of War presents) 2016-2017 : National Art and Culture Museum Complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal", Kyiv, Ukraine; Berlin, Germany
London, Great Britain; Burgos, Spain; Bogota, Colombia