Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк

Stand by



A giant slingshot with a stone block at its base is pointed at the viewer, evoking a sense of physical discomfort, tension and anxiety.

The installation was created shortly after the bloody end of the last Ukrainian revolution in 2013-14 and is a re­action on the ongoing political crisis in the country, the collapse of trust in the government and the desire for change. Despair, an inner emptiness, but at the same time a vague faith, provoked by almost invisible transformations in civil society.