Dyachenko Marta

Flying Island
Flying Island
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“The landscapes in the surrounding environment are in constant flux. They are ever-changing, being constructed, being destroyed. Some ideas remain unfinished – remain fragments. Our environment has an impact on our perception of space and the world. My childhood memories are dominated by infrastructures like post-war high-ways that connect ‘dormitory’ suburbs with downtown Kyiv as well as semi-destroyed structures of the ’90s and the early 2000s. Crumbling concrete with the rebar getting visible and chipped off tiles exposing bare walls are examples of the ‘destructive’ state of space which offer unintended insight into the construction methods of these buildings. It was this condition that influenced my vision and perception of space during my studies in Berlin. In my work for the Prize, I combine elements of landscapes from the memories of my childhood (the beginning of my understanding of space) with infrastructural elements of the landscape from Berlin and the Port of Rotterdam. Thus, a new fictive landscape is formed, which combines the state of destruction with the state of ‘newly constructed’.”

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Dyachenko Marta
Date of birth: 1990
Place of residence: Kyiv / Berlin

In her creative work, the artist focuses on the perception of building elements, infrastructures and other objects and complexes of various anthropogenic landscapes.

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