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"Wasteland Wanderers" dilogy is an attempt to examine the poetical relation between the artist and environment through exploration of contemporary post-graffiti practice. "WW/Day" is the second part of it.

Together with "Wasteland Wanderers/Night" this film focuses on the artworks made by more than 20 artists during annual Black Circle Festival (August 2017). 8th edition of Black Circle was realized at the area of abandoned Soviet health resort in Western Ukraine. In a way, WW dilogy is a festival's recap material, but the one which was made in a slightly experimental manner.

“WW/Day” is a meditative journey through the variety of artistic practices united by the action, place and time. It was meant to imitate the experience of a sudden encounter in real life. As if you're accidentally encountering an unsigned artwork in the middle of the ruins and all that you have is just some echoes left by those who were at this place merely a moment before you.

Unlike “WW/Night”, this part is not narrated. Just like in real life, the voices of artists transformed into lines and shapes on the remaining walls of wasteland. Before they left, people made their marks here. Artists in turn just attempted to re-think those marks, therefore this journey is full of recomposed stories and silent narrations. The format of this part was inspired by “Homo Sapiens” documentary by Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Although, there is a soundtrack in this film and it plays an important role in the wordless narration. The music was composed by American artist Isaac Helsen special for this project. The composition enhancing the effect of a journey between the human presence and absence; it draws the parallel between the whispered human stories and the art left by the artists on abandoned walls.

Both parts of Wasteland Wanderers dilogy work separately as independent shorts. Although, together two films are telling the complete story from the moment of creation and the context of it until the possible accidental encounter of the artwork in the middle of abandoned terrain.

List of involved artists: Akey, Am-Am, Anton Varga, BGJA, CXCVIII, Don Forty, Eas, Fruits of the Lump, Kuba, Maniac, Mihail Melnichenko, Nazar Sladkovsky, Nick Viska, No Future, O.K., Orma, Raspazjan Jan, Seikon, Sewer, Serhii Radkevich (aka Teck), Serhii Torbinov (aka York), Simek, Stanislav Turina, SC Szyman, Tabu, Vave.

Original soundtrack composed by Isaac Helsen.

  • Kristina Borhes
  • Nazar Tymoshchuk
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Art, Poetic Documentary, Experimental
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    6 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2018
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Director Biography - Kristina Borhes, MZM PROJECTS

Kristina Borhes is a journalist, documentarist and independent researcher focused on the history of graffiti, street art and other practices in contemporary culture.
Together with Nazar Tymoshchuk they founded "MZM PROJECTS", group of filmmakers known for multidisciplinary approach and specific way of storytelling on the thin border between poetry and non-fiction.

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