WOW.14 Ukraine 2018
Today on 10 April 2018, Wilfried is visiting the Ukraine another time, this time invited by Media Department of Kharkiv National University, combining presentations in Kharkiv at the university and Municipal Art Gallery (1st collaboration in 2011) with a screening in Kiev at National House of Cinema. It is strange, even if the visit in 2011 was quite short and for sight-seeing Kiev only a few hours were left, everything seems to be so familiar, as if Wilfried had been already many times before in Kiev, the same is good also for Kharkiv, which Wilfried had been visiting 2011 before the war in Ukraine and the annexion of the Crimea by Russia. Whereever Wilfried is walking, this war history is present anywhere visible on the streets through small memorials and, of course, in the hearts of the Ukrainians. It doesn’t feel like that that this Eastern place in the Ukraine is representing in fact the end of the civilized world, just a few kilometres further, the border to the uncivilized Russian empire is marking the end of the world.
Lidia Starodubtseva, head of the university’s Media Department is Wilfried’s host in Kharkiv this time. After catching him from the airport she bringing him from there to the university owned hotel, where Wilfried is staying at a place not far from the city center, but some minutes to walk to the university. This article would like to honour her for collaborating since 2011.
WOW.14 / Ukraine
is an event to take place between 10 and 15 April 2018 at
National University Kharkiv / Municipal Gallery Kharkiv 10-12 April 2018
National House of Cinema Kiev / Say by Body Art Festival Kiev 13 & 14 April 2018
On 13 April, Wilfried wil leave Kharkiv for Kiev, where he is catched by Nataliya Valda from the airport. Wilfried had met her already ealier when he was visiting Kiev in 2011, and Nataliya (an established filmmaker in Ukraine) was participating in wilfried’s workshop at CCA. She is Wilfried’s host this time, he is spending his days in Kiev in his own flat, respective the guest flat Nataliya was offering to Wilfried. In this way, he is located directly in the city center! By car it is not far to the National House of Cinema. Thanks a lot to her for collaborating and making Wilfried’s stay as comfortable as possible!