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Statement by Oksana Chepelyk
Adorno’s statement “writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbarism” is actual again in 2022. Ukrainian Bucha is Auschwitz today.
Life in Ukraine is equal to Deaths:
Mathematics speaks about the Genocide of Ukrainians by Russians in the XXI century with the numbers of mass murders:
Bucha – more than 420 killed,
Gostomel – 400 people;
Irpin – 350, children under the age of 10, killed with rape and torture, as well as girls and women;
Mariupol – 22,000 civilians are killed. All atrocities unfold in real time in front of the whole world.
“Fear the indifferent! It is with their tacit consent that all evil is committed on earth!”
Author – Oksana Chepelyk
Music – Olexiy Shalygin
The project uses images of the photographers
documenting crimes against humanity,
committed by Russians in Ukraine:
Statement was made for
the MANIFESTA 14
project “Secondary Archive” of
the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation
The video project was made for
Retrospective – OKSANA CHEPELYK
Peace Letters to Ukraine – during
the Russian-Ukrainian War
international audio-visual art project
ALPHABET Art Centre @ The New Museum of Networked Art
organised by CologneOFF
The New Institute for Contemporary Art & Moving Images
The project was created at the residency
of FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
IMéRA of Aix-Marseille University
Special thanks to
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
© Oksana Chepelyk 2022
Oksana Chepelyk 1978-1984 studied at the Art Institute in Kyiv, followed by a PhD course in Moscow, 1995 CIES in Paris, 1996 Amsterdam University, 1998 the New Media Study Program at the Banff Centre, Canada, 2000-2002 Bauhaus Dessau, Germany, and 2003-2004, 2010-2011 Fulbright Research Program at UCLA, USA.
Oksana Chepelyk started during her studies as a media artist amd belongs nowadays to the premier Ukrainian mediia artists – the retrospective is focussing on her status as an artist using moving images, but as Dr. Oksana Chepelyk, she is also a leading researcher of The New Technologies Department at The Modern Art Research Institute of Ukraine, author of the book “The Interaction of Architectural Spaces, Contemporary Art and New Technologies” (2009) and curator of the IFSS in Kyiv.
Begüm Aylin Önder
Stand With Peace
A bloody and terrible war in the middle of the 21st century; Russia- Ukraine. When the calendars showed February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military operation, which meant “removing Ukraine from the army and Nazism”, changed a lot for Ukraine and Russia. Especially their ideas about what the world is like or how it should be.Illusions destroyed… Nonviolence, inviolability of borders, discourses of self-determination… We saw that the war is still bitter and cold. Life is a more difficult, insecure and dangerous place for ordinary people whose worlds are small but who have big dreams. In the work, which wants to draw attention to the peace abandoned in the ongoing hot war in the digital world of the 21st century, it is emphasized that there are people who share the pain of Ukraine. I wish for the days when love and tolerance will come back, hatred and power will be understood not important than human life.
who completed her undergraduate education at Beykent University as the first in the department and the third in the school in 2008, worked as a graphic designer at the Ciner Yayın Holding Haberturk news center in the same year. After completing her master’s degree in Istanbul Kultur University Social Sciences Institute Communication Design Department in 2012, which she was entitled to study on a scholarship, she transferred to Al Jazeera Television, News Center Creative Media department as a department head. Önder, who is married and has one child, made a radical decision in 2015 to head towards academia, and worked as a full-time lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University Graphic Design Department from this date until 2021. Önder, who has undertaken the task of advertising, editing, design, brand and project in many different sectors, completed his PhD / Proficiency in Art training at Istanbul Arel University Social Sciences Institute in 2020. The faculty member started to teach fiction, animation, art and design courses in Istanbul Aydın University Visual Communication Design, New Media and Communication departments in the Fall 2020 semester. Önder’s first solo exhibition supported by augmented reality (AR) technology was showcased in April 2021 under the title “On the Other Side”. The artist has participated in national and international group exhibitions. He has been working as the head of the Department of Visual Communication Design at Istanbul Aydın University, Faculty of Communication since December 2021, and gives various courses such as visual design research, interaction applications, digital cinema in the graduate and doctoral programs of the Education Institute of the same university. Önder, who produces various studies in the academic field, also; NFT conducts research on metaverse, augmented reality, digital society, communication, corporate social responsibility projects and design, new media, artificial intelligence, generation Z, digital generation, advertising designs, linguistics and semiotics.