Dariia Kuzmych

'One more point of no return'
256 x 143 cm
Silkscreen printing on fabric, single edition of this kind of print

The project addresses the tragedy of the full-scale invasion’s second summer that started with the deluge: on 6 June 2023, the russian military troops blew up the Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River. Villages, farms, and zoos were washed away in the Kherson region, the aquatic chasm devoured the familiar landscape, animals and humans were stifling while drowning in a deadly whirl of greenery, possessions, and uprooted landmines; The Kakhovka was a point of no return that evinced the infinity of mayhem scenarios the invader could unleash. This project divulges how the dam breach set out the new fracture in the already alienated temporality of the war abided by the Ukrainians. In broader terms, it addresses the persistent anxieties of communion between genocide and ecocide, swamping the globe.
The serpentines of the ornaments accounting for the losses of Kakhovka reiterate the everlasting deluge in torrential cascades that traverse from the on-site tragedy to the mind-bending horror.

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    About the artist

    Dariia Kuzmych (1991, Kyiv, Ukraine) — lives and works in Kyiv and Berlin. After finishing her bachelor in monumental painting at the Fine Art Academy in Kyiv, she completed the master program in media art at the Berlin University of Arts (Prof. Nina Fischer and Ai Weiwei). Her works synthesize fictional and documentary aspects, bringing them together in such forms as immersive installation, spatial drawing, video, and text. A central point that connects these multimedia practices is that they are capturing times of transition in a society and how it impacts an individual. In her current projects, she is engaged with various aspects of time perception in relation to traumatic events and crisis.