Artists mark Second Anniversary of Barbaric War against Ukraine

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Second Anniversary of War

    Nice, France

To mark the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine, Mykyta Zigura created a new project, Drone Attack, which indicates the possible danger and causes subconscious anxiety in every Ukrainian.

In the middle of a peaceful promenade, bathed in sunshine and mesmerising blue colours of Côte d'Azur, there are barely visible shadows of enemy Shahed drones as if soaring in the sky over the heads of peaceful community, the same peaceful as Ukraine used to be before the hybrid war and the full-scale invasion. When the theatre of war is far away, thousands of kilometres away, it seems to be ghostly and forgotten.
This is not the first time Mykyta Zigura works with “shadows”. On the occasion of Ukraine’s independence in 2022, the 80-meter shadow of the Ukrainian Mriya (“dream” in Ukrainian) aircraft appeared on a wheat field in Denmark (Fyn Island). Today marks two years since the world's largest cargo plane was destroyed by russian troops during their vain attempt to seize the Hostomel airport near Kyiv city.

    London, UK

Members of the public in London had a chance to see a “continuous artwork” based on thousands of clips and photographs uploaded from mobile phones in Ukraine, running in a dizzying 11-hour montage at the immersive institution Outernet.
The artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson spent a year assembling Vlada (“power” in Ukrainian), from more than 27,000 videos which had been uploaded to the country’s Telegram channel.
“Vlada came about because, like the rest of the world, we were glued to our phones watching the horror unfold,” the authors said. “It’s also our way of not letting that horror be forgotten, nor allowing it to overwhelm or paralyse us.”