Discover Ukraine: Bit by Bit
is a digital artwork created by the art director Tais Poda
and a team of media artists THETA
. The synergy of moving image and music, composed by the Ukrainian electroacoustic collective Ptakh Jung
, galvanised the flat surfaces of 56 monumental mosaics created by Ukrainian artists in the 1960s and -80s and which are currently amidst public debate on memory and heritage of the recent past. Ukrainian Night invited visitors to discover an important aspect of Ukrainian Modernism as part of the Cultural Year #AustriaUkraine2019.
Initiating the project Ukrainian Institute sparks an impulse to re-approach the heritage of monumental art and preserve it. Delving into the diverse layered world of Ukrainian monumental art and its revitalisation in the digital artwork became possible through the consistent collaboration with photographer Yevhen Nikiforov
and his documentary project "Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics" (2013-2019). Commissioning "Discover Ukraine: Bit by Bit"
, the Ukrainian Institute and the artists involved in its creation manifest the significance of the unique heritage of Ukrainian monumental art and offer an opportunity to see it in a completely new light.
The mosaics represented in «Discover Ukraine: Bit by Bit»
are assembled here