Dana Kavelina – Melitopol
“In my practise, I often approach the image of a Catastrophe and the situations it causes, and also the ways it could be spoken of and written in memory, be it a personal catastrophe, or a historical one. My work at Kristianstads konsthall is my first attempt to create a situation of loss of this memory, a situation when the catastrophe is disassembled in the air and speech, told through the people’s relations with the Monument.”
Dana Kavelina (b. 1995) is an artist and filmmaker primarily working with the mythic, propagandized elements of industry, orthodoxy, war and the environment. She works with animation, film, text, graphics and installation. She was born in Melitopol and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a graduate of the Department of Graphics at the National Technical University of Ukraine (Kyiv). Her works have been exhibited at the Kmytiv Museum (Kmytiv), Closer Art Center (Kyiv), Voloshyn Gallery (Kyiv), and Sakharov Center (Moscow). Her film Letter to a Turtledove (2020) was included in “War and Cinema,” a programme curated by Oleksiy Radynski for e-flux. She has received awards from the Odesa International Film Festival and KROK International Animation Film Festival.