A conceptual video based on Oksana Chepelyk`s performance realised in Kiev at the Center of Deaf-Mute People. If a geture of the deaf-mute has an informational capacity, the absurdity of collective gesture is transformed into an existential metaphor. It is a reverberation between exile and belonging as a reaction to United Europe and Ukraine. The project discloses the impossibility of choice, of communication and the lack of voice in the collective chorus.
Urban Multimedia Utopia
"UMU" video is dealing with the process of globalisation represented by multi-layered real urban and virtual spaces for which new cultural concepts has to be developed.
Oksana Chepelyk was born in Kiev /Ukraine/, where she lives and works today, she studied at the Art Institute in Kiev, 1978-1984. Oksana Chepelyk followed a post-graduate course in Moscow, 1986-1988, the Independent Residency Program at CREDAC in Paris, 1996, the New Media Study Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, 1998, at Bauhaus Dessau, Germany, 2000-2002 and at UCLA, USA, 2003-2004. She works as multimedia artist with video, performance, photography, installation and painting. She has widely exhibited internationally. She has been working on experimental video films since 1994. Oksana Chepelyk has shown her works at the numerous festivals world-wide and has received the prizes.
1998 – “Evident unavoidable” (experimental) – “Leader’s Favourite Toys” (experimental)2000 – “Introduction” (documentary)2001 – “Vertical Journey” (experimental) – “Chronicles of Fortinbras”, 35 mm (experimental)2002 – “Urban Multimedia Utopia” (experimental)2004 – “Deaf-Mute Chorus” (experimental)2005 – “Origin” (documentary)2006 – “Chernobyl’ Fairy-Tale” (experimental)2008 – “Real Master-Class” (documentary) – “Museum” (documentary)
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