Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк



Site-specific video installation
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The work Debris is based on the sculpture Metallurgists by Alexiy and Yuri Zhiradkov (1970), which Sergiy Petlyuk accidentally found sawn up in the abandoned Dnipro Palace of Illich, a landmark of constructivism by Alexander Krasnoselsky (1932).

The project is a reflection on the artefacts, materials and practices that make up the history of Dnipro City: water, stones, metal, hard labour and the sprouts of a new digital future. Debris is a symbol of what the city has lost as a result of socio-cultural and political changes, and which now aches, unable to heal, to be reinterpreted and adapted to life in the new conditions. These are all the objects that cannot find a place, are geographically splintered and continue to tear apart the urban space, remaining undefined and deliberately unnoticed.


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