Ukraine is under siege following a full-scale military invasion by Russia on 24 February 2022

On November 23, at 12 PM, in the space of IZONE creative community, IZOLYATSIA hosts a press conference upon the completion of preliminary work for the project Armed and Dangerous.

Armed and Dangerous is a project-platform that brings together a group of artists and film directors working on the intersection of contemporary art and experimental cinema. Artist Mykola Ridnyi proposed that the project take the form of a video series devoted to the militarisation of society and, in particular, the attitude of youth to violence and weapons. The staged and documentary scenes were shot during parties, walks, and everyday situations around the city, which the author and his friends encountered. These scenes form the basis of the first episodes in the series. The images attempt to reflect the fragile condition of Ukrainian society, which is undergoing external military intervention in the East whilst also experiencing internal disruptions caused by ultra-right movements. The subject seeking an emancipated society in an aggressively conservative environment is reflected in the interrelation of everyday life, the Internet and cinema.

The project is implemented in partnership with The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

Exhibition Details:

Piotr Armianovski, Stanislav Bytiutskyi, Elias Parvulesco, Oksana Kazmina, Alina Kleitman, Valentyna Petrova, Sashko Protyah, Oleksiy Radynsky, Daniil Revkovskiy, Mykola Ridnyi, Philip Sotnychenko, Anna Sherbina, Fantastic Little Splash.

Curators: Kateryna Filyuk and Mykola Ridnyi

Date: November 23, at 12 PM

Address:  IZONE Creative Community; 8 Naberezhno-Luhova St.; Floor 2