“I will do my best to be able to breathe freely”, text placed on the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine, 2018





FOR... the dancing on the street
Archive talk #2
I will do my best to be able to breathe freely
with Olena Dumasheva, Olia Fedorova and Negin Rezaie
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 19:00
Location: < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a, Graz


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On the occasion of the protest movement "Woman. Live. Freedom",
artist Negin Rezaie set up an open archive of ephemeral forms of
protest and an accompanying conversation space from March to June
in 2023 at hinterland Gallery in Vienna. During the exhibition period
five archive talks took place there.

Guests from the fields of activism, media, academia and the arts opened
up the archive, brought up the searing testimonies of struggle, and
resurrected the sealed gestures of resistance once again. Through
images and videos, they approached the questions, that preoccupy
many people these days: Will this revolution for life be successful?
What comes afterwards? And what can we learn from it for
other struggles?

The series will now be continued in < rotor > with three more archive talks.

In the second archive talk, Olena Dumasheva and Olia Fedorova
will speak about activist interventions in public space in Ukraine.
The focus here is not only on interventions initiated by the artists
themselves, but they also report about organisations such as
Platform TU in Mariupol, a underground art space which has been working
in the artistic and activist field since 2016. In this context, how can
writing be used as an artistic method to make personal and
political statements?

The conversation will be held in English.

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