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PinchukArtCentre presents film programme “How to Live?” As part of the exhibition “Anonymous Society”

1 November 2017

On November 7, 2017, PinchukArtCentre will launch a film programme “How to live?” as part of the Research Platform’s exhibition “Anonymous society”. A selection of films explores the conflict between an individual and the social system, putting a stress on the point of collective ideology’s interference with personal life of a man. Teta Tsybulnyk, the 86 film and urbanism festival programme coordinator, has curated the programme.

Film screenings will take place every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the art centre’s 6th floor, in the video lounge. Participation is free. Registration is necessary.

In soviet type societies, rules and guidelines that determine proper models of behaviour are peremptory, and are imposed through the totality of the public and private dimensions. Instead, in capitalist systems that are individualism oriented and free of clear behavioural guidelines, a man has to counter uncertainty by developing rules and routines that regulate his life. An answer to the question “How to live?” that arises in the suggested films is a dynamic struggle between collective and individual, between an ephemeral configuration of the social and political system and an endless attempt of a man to find himself in it .

The exhibition explores the period of anomie that Ukrainian society was plunged into after the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991), and that it languishes in to this day. In essence, within the context of the exhibition, “anonymous society” is a metaphor for the absence of society as such. Individuals had inherited distrust for discredited authorities, yet, driven by inertia, continue to live under the unseen gaze of the Big Brother. The exhibition seeks to discover the “I” and make it manifest. It foregrounds individuality, making its voice heard in the anonymous field of the deformed social and political reality, within the sphere of personal memories and subjective experiences.

Event calendar:

November 7 
Screening of Samariy Zenikin’s film "Shinov and others", 1967 

November 14
Screening of Marcel Lozinske’s film "How to live", 1977

November 21
Screening of Harun Farocki’s film "How to live in the FRG",1990 

November 28
Screening of Chantal Akerman’s film"D’est", 1993

Teta Tsybulnyk was born in Kyiv in 1987. She studied sociology and social anthropology at the Central European University (Budapest). Since 2015, she has been working as programme coordinator at 86 film and urbanism festival. She is the co-founder of the film alliance ruïns collective and producer of independent films.