During their residency, Vasiliy and Stepan will work in several directions. Considering the war unleashed by Russia in Ukraine and radical changes in the cultural context, it is crucial for them to understand how they can maintain close ties with friends and confederates, save previously established connections, the history of the place they come from, and engage in education.
Since February 24, most of their colleagues scattered across the world, being in exile. Therefore, their practices have majorly shifted to an online mode. While at ZK/U, they will work on and remotely deliver an educational course on socially engaged art and culture – KICA (Krasnodar Institute for Contemporary Art). Apart from that, they will participate in building a new website for Typography CCA and design a game.They will also prepare and publish the third issue of Marusya Kazachka – an anarchist historical research project focusing on Krasnodar’s local history.
These vectors will intertwine into a single platform or ecosystem, which in the future will be able to exist as an online media about art and politics.
This residency is supported by the Martin Roth Initiative.