In see also: the set of compressed images and feelings, fantastic little splash explore the online formation of a fragile yet necessary Ukrainian collectivity – a collectivity formed under duress of the war. Through this collection of burnt-out, compressed, pixelated, and blurred images, they attempt to decipher feelings and images through distorted perception systems, logics of wartime (self) censorship, and the politics of digital platforms.
Calling attention to the emotional and affective labour that Ukrainians engage with in maintaining this solidarity, see also maps how these collective experiences are distorted by digital infrastructure, policies, and cyberwar, and endure despite close proximity to the scaling and synchronisation effects of technology. Made in Unity, the installation allows the user to browse the archive with limited control.
Lera Malchenko and Oleksandr Hants are part of the two-month Digital Art Residency programme in collaboration with Pro Helvetia. see also: the set of compressed images and feelings was developed during the residency.