‘Land to Return, Land to Care’ is a laboratory for artistic research on war experiences. The project brought together curators, artists, and researchers who through dialogue looked for ways to comprehend the war and reflected on changes in their own lives and the environment.

During the autumn of 2022, ten Ukrainian artists created new artworks using image, sound, and text. The laboratory included internal workshops and discussions among participants and curators, while the general audience could join lectures and meetings with experts who research the impact of war through art, ecology, and information technologies.

The artworks created during the lab and recordings of public events are available on the online platform landtoreturn.com.ua.

The platform is designed and developed by Kultura Studio.

Public program

The streaming day
Presentation of the collective sound work of artists

A conversation with Borys Filonenko

Lab participants

Piotr Armianovski, Asia Bazdyrieva, Kateryna Buchatska, Maksym Ivanov, Viktor Konstantinov, Andrii Rachynskyi and Daniil Revkovskyi, Kseniia Shcherbakova, Ivan Skoryna, Kseniia Yanus

Lab curators

Natalka Revko, Oksana Dovgopolova, Kateryna Semenyuk

Lab organisers

Initiator — Museum of Odesa Modern Art

Partners — cultural memory platform Past / Future / Art, NGO Slushni Rechi, SoundСamp arts cooperative, Acoustic Commons project

The artistic research lab on war experiences ‘Land to Return, Land to Care’ is supported by the British Council as part of the UK/Ukraine Season of Culture — ‘Future Reimagined’.