Marysia Myanovska

OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?

Ukraine

OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?

The Troyeshchyna district of Kyiv, Ukraine, is the place where we were born and spent our childhood. Separated by a river, it is the largest dormitory suburb in Europe - a ghetto for working class people, who lost their jobs and their confidence in the future. My older brother personified the first generation of young people in the independent Ukraine of the 1990s. He entered the world of criminality, heroin chic, MTV, sex and the first wave of techno. 

Live fast, die young. 

I saw his life and his ‘lost generation’. I heard a lot from my brother, I saw a lot with my own eyes. Due to the big difference in age, I did not always understand.

My brother died in 2018. 

This project explores how time and place affect a person's destiny. I use my own memories about my brother, the memories of people who were his friends and grew up with him, and reflect them to the same places today. I recreate fragments of his own biography and explore how young people have changed in the last 15 years.


Grisha

Grisha

Tima, Nov 2019

Tima, Nov 2019

Nothern edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

Nothern edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

Destruction due to air strike, Apr 2022

Destruction due to air strike, Apr 2022

Maria and Oleg, Mar 2021

Maria and Oleg, Mar 2021

Thermal Power Station on the North edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

Thermal Power Station on the North edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

Victoria, Jun 2022

Victoria, Jun 2022

Maria and her sister Alexandra, Mar 2021

Maria and her sister Alexandra, Mar 2021

Maria and her sister Alexandra, Apr 2022

Maria and her sister Alexandra, Apr 2022

Grisha and Slava, Apr 2022

Grisha and Slava, Apr 2022

Grisha and Tima, Mar 2021

Grisha and Tima, Mar 2021

Victoria, Apr 2022

Victoria, Apr 2022

Volonteer defender, Aug 2022

Volonteer defender, Aug 2022

River Desna, Southern edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

River Desna, Southern edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

Northwestern edge of Troyeshchyna, Aug 2022

Northwestern edge of Troyeshchyna, Aug 2022

Troyeshchyna, Apr 2022

Troyeshchyna, Apr 2022

Tima at his home, Nov 2019

Tima at his home, Nov 2019

In the middle of Troyeshchyna, Apr 2022

In the middle of Troyeshchyna, Apr 2022

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Grisha

Grisha

Tima, Nov 2019

Tima, Nov 2019

Nothern edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

Nothern edge of Troyeshchyna, Nov 2019

Destruction due to air strike, Apr 2022

Destruction due to air strike, Apr 2022

Maria and Oleg, Mar 2021

Maria and Oleg, Mar 2021