Marichka Lukianchuk: Between Before and After War

The Harun Farocki Institut presents the results of the year-long Harun Farocki Residency by Ukrainian filmmaker and artist Marichka Lukianchuk, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin and facilitated by Artists at Risk. The event (in English) will consist of the presentation of the two-part video work Between Before and After War (work-in-progress), followed by a conversation moderated by Clio Nicastro.

Using a poetic symbolic language, Between Before and After War approaches war in a global cultural, historical, and psychological context. Inspired by the war dreams of Ukrainians, the video revolves around the impact of war on an individual and collective psychic space. It considers different elements of Ukrainian culture in relation to the present and contains references to the Ukrainian novel by Lina Kostenko entitled Berestechko. Like a collage, the video with its dream-like structure consists of several chapters and storylines that intertwine and develop throughout the work, thus creating a cohesive picture. Through the prism of the war, Between Before and After War offers a poetic view on freedom, love, coping with loss and trauma, decision-making and positioning, as well as life and death – observed from the standpoint of Between Before and After War.

Guest: Marichka Lukianchuk
Moderation: Clio Nicastro

Filmscreening and Talk (in Englisch)
Sunday, June 4
Start: 6 pm

Free admission

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