GO EAST blog

this blog follows the road movie research of estonian performance artist katrin essenson and swiss performance artist matthias ruettimann across the former states of the sovjet union. mai - july 2016   

masterclass improvisation kiev

Masterclass Kiev

from 28 till 30 June dancers from Kiev participated in masterclass improvisation at totem dance school.

thank you all for sharing this journey into the unknown.

special thanks to Kristina who runs the totem dance school in Kiev, a strong captain on a ship in difficult times and under heavy conditions, the sea is rough and not favorable to contemporary dance in Ukraine, but luckily there are people like kristina and jaroslaw and Anton. The world needs you!

Totem Dance Group Kiev

more murals

Mural in Kiev

New faces for the old walls. Art goes to the streets and courtyards. Stories to be told. 

actor appearing in front of his house

Actors house Kiev

Actors house in Kiev was a synagogue, Karaite Kenesa called, sponsored by the "tobacco kings" of Soutt-Western Land (the name of Ukraine in tsaristic time), under Bolsheviks it was an educational institute, then home for the Union of the theatrical workers, after that it transformed into a cinema and finally a concert hall. Music the new old religion for the ongoing century, and who is going to sponsor the celebration halls for the new religion, Marlborough or lucky strike?

murals for the people

St.michaels golden dome monastery kiev

Three dimensional wall painting in front of St.Michaels Golden-Domes monastery in Kiev. Waiting for eternal absolution or a donation for daily needs?

collaborative remake in Odessa museum of fine arts

Image Potemkin revolution

The battleship Potemkin's rebellious seamen carrying ashore the body of Vakulenchyk with support by a Swiss traveler. A collaborative art piece by L.O.Muchnik and Mirko, oil on canvas and body, 1949, 1957, 2016.