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

(RE)GROUNDING: Artists talk in London

On 13 November 2023, 19:00, Hackney Depot, London, IZOLYATSIA and D6 invite you to an artists talk with Alexandra Clod (Krolikowska) and Karolina Uskakovych who respond to the climate crisis by exploring the shared industrial past of the UK and Ukraine and its impact today.

Karolina and Alexandra will share their research, which spans the social, political and environmental injustices of the climate crisis rooted in the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. From their grandparents’ mining heritage and their tending of the land as Russia’s brutal invasion rages, to the passing down of knowledge and the classical myths of the underworld - their work is both personal and universal.

In wider conversation with partners, they will discuss how de-industrialisation has shaped communities and what this means for rebuilding Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Alexandra and Karolina will present new photos and filmworks created during their (Re)Grounding residencies at D6 this year. These will be in an exhibition at the NewBridge Project in Newcastle later this November.

We'd love to make this an opportunity for discussion, and there will be plenty of time for questions and contributions from the audience.

When: Monday, 13 November, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
Where: Hackney Depot, 5 Sheep Lane, London, E8 4QS

Register online to join the event.

(Re)Grounding is co-produced by D6: Culture in Transit and IZOLYATSIA, with D6 curator in residence Lucy Nychai. D6 produces international arts projects from its bases in Newcastle and Cyprus. IZOLYATSIA is a platform for cultural projects now based in Kyiv having been forced to move from Donestsk when the territory was seized by the Russian army in 2014.

We would like to thank the organisations that have made the artists talk possible: The Ukrainian Institute of London, Vsesvit and Hackney Depot.

(Re)Grounding has been supported by:  UK/Ukraine Season of Culture devised jointly by the British Council and the Ukrainian Institute, the National Lottery through Arts Council England; Newcastle Cultural Investment Fund, and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation