Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк

Dreams about Europe

2012

Video installation

This video installation is an effort to explore stereotypes that Ukrainians have about Western Europe and, at the same time, to examine European stereotypes regarding Ukraine.
“Europe” as a brand, “Europe” as an alternative, “Europe” as a target point.
“Europe” as a deep-rooted idealized stereotype.
“Europe” as a terra incognita, which hasn’t been seen, felt and lived.
“Europe” as an excellent chance to improve our own history.
The project shows morbid dualism between dreams about Europe and constant search for national identity.