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RIDNE part 2 / Rybachka: Diana Azzuz & Nazanin Noori (live)
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The side of a CGI face screaming in the dark
Rybachka: Diana Azzuz & Nazanin Noori 

CTM Festival for Adventurous Music & Art Berlin partners for a two-day programme, marking the first time the acclaimed festival arrives in the UK, testing the current possibilities and limits of music while supporting a wide range of artists and sound cultures.

The cinema programme, designed with Mariana Berezovska, the initiatives Standard Deviation × Remote Control, and presented together with the project Goethe-Institut in Exile, invites us to visualise the experiences and realities of people who have to defend themselves against war and state oppression in various places.
Standard Deviation × Remote Control bring us directly to Ukraine, where people continue to resist Russia’s brutal full-scale war of aggression. Their joint project RIDNE (Рідне, Ukrainian for ‘native/dear’) is a series of videos shot over 2022 and 2023 in various locations in the country. The videos, shot in first-person perspective, were set to music by musicians who are closely connected to the respective place shown in each video, whether it is their own hometown, a personal place of solace, or a place that symbolises something of their own experience of war. Part two of RIDNE explores five new locations, each bearing the marks of past and present battles as well as regions seemingly untouched by the war that are permeated by tension. In Bucha, we witness the enduring pain inflicted by Russian occupants on the local population. In Kharkiv Oblast, we delve into the effects of volunteer relief efforts. Aspects of the Kakhovka Dam catastrophe and its devastating impact on the local biosphere are portrayed in visits to Kherson and Zaporizhia. Lastly, we walk through a seemingly unaffected village where palpable tension lurks beneath.

Following the screenings will be a presentation of live AV works conceived by Borshch magazine co-founder Mariana Berezovska, under a wider project Rybachka. On day two Syrian-Ukrainian artist Diana Azzuz presents her visual work to the music of Iranian musician and artist Nazanin Noori. The title Rybachka (Рибачка, Ukrainian for ‘the fisherman’s wife’) is borrowed from the poem of the same name by Lina Kostenko, one of Ukraine's most important poets. In it, Kostenko depicts a vivid expression of the state of having to endure persistent uncertainty, between fear and hope, as people in situations of war, crisis and flight must endure time and again. As an ongoing project, Rybachka aims to bring together artists from different backgrounds in order to deconstruct pain together, to raise awareness of the less obvious consequences of war and violent conflicts, and to search for ways of healing through artistic means.
 
06:30 pm
Sat, 21 Oct 2023
Cinema 1

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RIDNE (Рідне)
Diana Azzuz
Nazanin Noori
RIDNE (Рідне)