Vypramieńvannie: Rooting - Search for a sign

Rooting - search for a sign (6:52 min) is a video piece telling a story of the search for a Radiation sign in Minsk region, where there are still some patches of radioactive pollution from the Charnobyl catastrophe. Actually, a large area was contaminated not far from Minsk. It is a poetic video which consists mainly of footage shot during one day in Belarus. You can see different landscapes which are very typical for Belarus: fields of potato and corn, forests, village houses. Some of these areas were cleared out, in some of them radiation sits deep in the soil, spreading around through roots of vegetables.

  • Hanna Paniutsich
    Smell Interface, Excursion around HTP
  • Joshua O Jenkins
    Smell Interface
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Artist film, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bremen University of Arts
  • Jahresausstellung hfk
    Frieze design award 2022 - jury mention
Director Biography - Hanna Paniutsich

Hanna Paniutsich/XYANA (b.1994, Minsk, Belarus) is a multimedia artist and researcher. Their work is a collage of personal stories and histories, video footage, physical devices and biomatter. This is usually assembled into installations using different software and hardware. Their current research interests are nuclear technologies, chemical pollution and the effects of radioactivity on living systems. They are fascinated by exclusion zones, fungi, technological infrastructures and interfaces.

They have recently obtained an MA in Digital media from the University of Arts Bremen, Germany. They also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Design from European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

2023-- if disrupted, it becomes tangible- 31 mar - 17 jun
- the national gallery of art, lithuania
2022-- jahresausstellung hfk - 11 nov - 16 nov - blg forum, bremen
2022-- the production of post truth - 30 sept - 2 oct - ugly duck, london
2021-- our porous limits - april 2021 - spedition, bremen

frieze design award 2022 - jury mention
hfk hoschultage 2022 - jury mention
hfk hoschultage 2020 - jury mention

rupert residency 2023, vilnius
theatre deli: designers and makers residency 2022-2023, london
thealit arbeitzimmer 2020, bremen

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