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Film still from MA: A cat sits on a sofa and looks into the camera.

Sat 21.01.

  • Director

    Maria Stoianova

  • Ukraine / 2017
    17 min. / Digital file / Original version with English subtitles

  • Program

    Cold and New Wars

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Asia Bazdyrieva (Art Historian) reads from her diary

The Instagram photo of a mattress in a Kyiv subway station shortly after the war began: On a blanket lies the book I Had Nowhere to Go, in which Jonas Mekas described his war experiences. The mattress and the book belong to the Ukrainian artist Asia Bazdyrieva, who also keeps a diary, in which she refers to Mekas' war experiences. She will read from her diary in Berlin. The reading will be followed by the screening of MA (Maria Stoianova, UKR 2017), the video diary of a Ukrainian mother from Mariupol who reports on her everyday wartime life to her daughter in faraway Kyiv, as well as excerpts from Mekas' internet diary, the 356 DAY PROJECT (2007).

Asia Bazdyrieva (Art Historian) reads from her war war diary
356 Day Project (Selection) Jonas Mekas USA 2007 Digital file OV/OV/EnS 21 min.
Ma Maria Stoianova Ukraine 2017 Digital file OV/EnS 17 min.

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