We are trying to capture the merely visible essence through playing with the genres on the border between an imaginative world and non-fiction. We want to transmit the raw emotion, to seduce and to mystify..
MZM PROJECTS is an independent group of video artists focused on research and documentation of urban culture and the life of a city. It was formed by Kristina Borhes and Nazar Tymoshchuk in Ukraine around 2015. The main aim of this group is the storytelling in a very particular manner.
In 2016 MZM PROJECTS released their first major film “Inside the Black Circle”. It is a documentary about D.I.Y. post-graffiti festival in Ukraine.
In 2018 MZM released two documentary projects about Ukrainian artists: “Wasteland Wanderers” dilogy and “Aesthetic of Eas”. Brooklyn Street Art named both films as number 5 and number 1 in their “TOP 15 VIDEOS ON BSA FILM FRIDAY FROM 2018”: “…artists/directors Kristina Borhes & Nazar Tymoshchuk who landed on the list two times this year, including the number 1 position. Their work is about the intersection of art and theory and life, how to create it, to see it, and how to re-see your world” (Brooklyn Street Art).
2019, MZM’s “Imaginary City” (a visual essay on Nuart Festival) became the part of Official Selection during Istanbul International Architecture and Urban film festival.
“… the breadth of artists working across the different realms at Nuart Festival proved a great subject matter for MZM PROJECTS whos film’s delve a little deeper than the usual street art festival promos and hope to answer some of the who, what and why surrounding the sometimes large but often small interventions that occur every September. With many shared values, MZM PROJECTS acts as a vehicle for research and in the ever expanding field of street art, they distil answers direct from the artists and of course festival organizer Martyn Reed. As a result the ‘Imaginary City’ is unique to its subject location in Stavanger but also looks at the universal nature of artists placing work in the public realm, a story that is played out across the globe from war zones to council estates and of course in our town centres” (Juxtapoz Magazine, April 10, 2019)
Finalist
If Homophobia Ended Tomorrow
Hamilton Queer Film Festival
Hamilton, Ontario
2021
Official Selection
If Homophobia Ended Tomorrow
Internacional Queer Film Festival Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
2020
Finalist
TALES OF SILVER CITY
Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
Istanbul
2020
Official Selection
WASTELAND WANDERERS / NIGHT
ArteNonStopFestival
Riobamba
2020
Winner
IMAGINARY CITY
Grenoble Street Art Movie Fest
Grenoble
2020
Official Selection
AESTHETIC OF EAS
Kharkiv MeetDocs
Kharkiv
2020
Official Selection
WASTELAND WANDERERS / NIGHT
Grenoble Street Art MOVIE Fest 2019
Grenoble
2019
Official Selection, Finalist
IMAGINARY CITY
Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
Istambul
2019
Winner
AESTHETIC OF EAS
Berlin Underground Film Festival
Berlin
2019
Official Selection
AESTHETIC OF EAS
DBC Film Festival
2019
We are trying to capture the merely visible essence through playing with the genres on the border between an imaginative world and non-fiction. We want to transmit the raw emotion, to seduce and to mystify..