Public Program

09 September–29 October 2023

To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023)/Public Program

The public program as part of To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023) is a series of hybrid off- and online conversations and screenings around discursive and artistic interventions that reimagine the social implications of watching the war—through ways that disrupt, subvert, and resist the normalization of antagonistic conditions that enable and facilitate wars. Convened by researcher and film programmer Olexii Kuchanskyi and moderated by BAK curator of research and publications Wietske Maas, this program, hosted in English, takes place at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and online on 28 September, 12 October, and 26 October 2023.

Ticket registration is now available

I. TO WATCH AROUND, TO WATCH OUTSIDE
Thursday, 28 September 2023, 18.00 hrs
Lecture and conversation with researcher and art historian Asia Bazdyrieva
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II. IMAGES OF LABOR: DE/OCCUPATION OF WATCHING
Thursday, 12 October 2023, 18.00 hrs
Screening and conversation with filmmaker and activist Sashko Protyah
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III. CONTEMPORARY HISTORY OF UKRAINE, 11TH REHEARSAL
Thursday, 26 October 2023, 18.00 hrs
Performative lecture by documentary filmmaker and artist Oksana Kazmina 
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All times are CEST.

The Thursdays on which the public program takes place, the exhibition stays open until 21 hrs. 

Also on these Thursdays, there is a curator-led tour of the exhibition To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023) that precedes the public program at 17 hrs, given by Olexii Kuchanksyi. To register for the tour, please select it as an option when registering for the  public program.

Registration:
There are several ways to join the public program. You can join the public program in person at BAK or join online.

To join the program online, register via the “Tickets (Online)” option on the Eventbrite page for the public program you wish to attend. After registration, you will be sent the link to the Zoom webinar of the gathering you registered for.

To join the program in person at BAK, register via the “Tickets (In Person)” option on the Eventbrite page for the public program you wish to attend, and show your ticket at the desk.

The project To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023) is accompanied by a crowdfunding campaign in support of Freefilmers—some of its members are artists included in the exhibition and public program.

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