Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк



Multimedia installation
dimensions variable 

"And who? allowed you to live beautifully." Ukrainians heard this phrase in different variations from russian soldiers who raided their homes. As a result, it became a winged expression in Ukraine, describing the barbaric seizure of territory, the marauding and destruction of other people's property. In this expression, envy is intertwined with hatred and anger. With this phrase, which has also a strong colonial connotation, russia and its citizens are bombing peaceful cities, killing innocent people, destroying infrastructure and looting everything that can be robbed.

This multimedia installation is based on LED panels of varying length, on which a single phrase in russian in red letters runs in loop: "And who? allowed you to live beautifully" («А кто? разрешил вам красиво жить») The panels are mounted at some angle to the ground, visually imitating artillery shots.