‘Molytva, Demonstratsya’ [A prayer, a protest.]

Art Direction

This piece functions as a shrine. A place of worship to pay homage to the Ukrainian spirit in the flux of upheaval.  A people use to turbulent changes in regime, the practice of shrine building is commonplace. Protest posters represent the ongoing fight for identity, using language from rebel Ukrainian poet Lesya Ukrainka - then and now identifying as Ukrainian can cost you your life. This is a protest, a call to arms, a prayer for freedom of the Ukrainian spirit, it will not be silenced . As we sing in our national anthem: ‘Sche be vmerla Ukraina’ - ‘Ukraine is not dead yet’.