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)