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AUGUST, 30—31 / SEPTEMBER, 13-14


Bunkermuz / Ternopil


between war and peace
between east and west
between summer and autumn


Format JUST-IN-BETWEEN is not entertaining, but experimental, cognitive, creative. That is one that requires some effort — both from artists and from audience — but also provides answers to questions that sometimes could not be found by person singly. This is a reason to expect powerful projects that will arise during the event — people are meeting with a goal of co-creation.


Multidisciplinary projects, created by artists from different regions of Ukraine, were presented. Specially for JUST-IN-BETWEEN musician from Donetsk Vlad Kreymer (That Black) and director Olya Mykhailiuk (Kyiv) prepared performance which interpreted the problem of destructive pressure of information environment and individual attempts to resist. Music and poetic dialog «Apricots of Donbas» was based on the poem of Lyubov Yakymchuk (Luhansk-Kyiv), which sounds in combination with improvisations of contrabassist Mark Tokar (Lviv-Kyiv). Already known in Ternopil SимбіоZ (Symbiosis) of local poets, painters and music formations was represented as two independent actions with new participants.


Opening ceremony of exhibition «ZYMNO» of famous Ukrainian painter Myroslav Vayda.


Cinema program included Yuri Illienko’s picture «Swan Lake: The Zone» (with support of National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre), which was filmed in Alchevsk, on Orlov’s ponds. International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA presented «The Coal Miner`s Day» by French director Gaël Mocaër about surrealism of everyday life on Buzhanskaya Mine on the west of Ukraine, with its holidays and difficulties, and «Electro Moscow» — essay about the Soviet age and its legacy through the lens of history of electronic music and Soviet synthesizers. Also there were prerelease of Vadym Ilkov’s documentary about performance «Rozdilovi», which was created in May in ancient Mstsykhovskiy's manor in Luhansk region with artists from Austria, Belorussia and Ukraine.


Olexandr Sushynskiy (curator of art location da_sein, founder of independent label da_sein_rec., Donetsk) prepared lecture about interplay and interdependence of historical and art processes.



JUST-IN-BETWEEN on Coal Miner’s day caused a lot of impressions as well as important issues for further work. That’s why we were meeting in Ternopil again.


September, 13

Park on Taras Shevchenko boulevard (near Koza-bar) — poetic opening of art object «Element of combination» — as a symbol of memory, gratitude and unity. It was developed by artist and landscape designer from Alchevsk Oleg Bozhko, and made by Ternopil friends from art community «Koza». An important part of the object is Ukrainian poetry – Serhiy Zhadan was a participant of the opening.


Bunkermuz gallery — charity sale for humanitarian aid for exempted Donbass cities.


September, 14

Bunkermuz gallery — discussing of cultural events, directed to establishing communication between East and West, presentation of the first results.


Bunkermuz gallery — Documentary «Art War» of German director Marco Wilms about street artists in Egypt revolution events during overthrow of Mubarak regime(International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA).