On November 12, 2021, the star of Ukrainian electro-folk ONUKA and famous sound producer The Maneken, Ukrainian-Danish artist Sergei Sviatchenko and Danish choreographer Sebastian Kloborg will present a multimedia online project "Ukrainian Constructivism".
The Ukrainian-Danish creative group presents a cross-sectoral digital action based on an in-depth study of the architecture and history of Ukraine and draws attention to the problem of preserving cultural heritage.
The script for the digital action "Ukrainian Constructivism" was created based on real events by Jenia Gubkina and historian Yaroslav Perekhodko.
At the center of the plot are memories of Lotta Beise, a young German modernist architect from the Bauhaus, who came to Kharkiv in the early 1930s. It is the interwar period that is characterized by sharp contradictions and a number of tragedies of the Ukrainian people. The events unfold against the background of the transition from the "socialist construction" of the New Economic Policy (NEP) times and National Communism to the "forced industrialization" and totalitarianism of Stalin. The flourishing of avant-garde arts, science, architecture and the rise of national self-consciousness, characteristic of the Ukrainian "turbulent twenties" ends with the rise of a totalitarian system in the Soviet Union.
Project ambassadors Nata Zhyzhchenko (Onuka) and Yevhen Filatov (The Maneken), known for their experimental approach to sound and who have repeatedly represented Ukraine on the world stage, created the music of "Ukrainian Constructivism".
The author of the choreography is the choreographer of the Royal Danish Ballet Sebastian Kloborg. Sergei Sviatchenko, a Ukrainian-Danish artist and architect, one of the most influential artists in the field of collage, worked on the scenery and costumes that interpreted the avant-garde art of the 1920s scene.
It should be noted that the project will include a popular science festival program, which can be followed on the Facebook page.
Earlier, ONUKA presented a video for track GUMA, dedicated to society's indifference to people with disabilities.