photo: Oleg Samoilenko
Kateryna and Valeriy Kuznetsovs' project already has a call in its title: "Fly!".
A goal of this journey is a reaching for freedom though it's unknown how far
it is. It's a process, continuous motion, dynamics, and completely not a
philosophical contemplation of an abstract notion. Freedom can be the main
life condition that nothing has sense without, or can be concretized in spatial
pursuit of inner self - then it's called an emigration.
While we are free, we look in different directions, and our thoughts about flights
to foreign lands are more than natural. However, the Kuznetsovs desire to fly
above their motherland despite the war and mishaps.
To demonstrate a tragic situation of the project, the authors fill all the space in
Dnipropetrovsk art center: birds soar to the ceiling in a hall and doing this they
romanticize the notion of freedom. Nevertheless, their flight becomes their fall
in a terrace. A desire to fly up is accompanied by a desire to have wings that so
often are cut.
Conceptualism of objects is completely shown in a form that allows to reveal
meanings in a more diverse way. The main material for birds is bark: it is
various by age and texture; it makes each object individual. Using wood that
has merely earthly nature, gives an opportunity for personal interpretation of freedom.
Such harmonic combination of external and internal, art and design has already
become Kateryna and Valeriy's creative signature that can be proved by their
According to the authors' intention, an observer is literally inscribed into the project:
in time and space, by means of the form and content. And because of these
components the Kuznetsovs calls: "Let's fly!"