Weather Forecast

Kamilla Davlyatshina

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Mental Ecologies of War​ Weather Forecast
Kamilla Davlyatshina

9 Minutes

February 15–March 15, 2023

Weather Forecast is an autoethnographic observation of videos from 2003, captured with a handheld home-video camera on VHS tape. Footage of the house feasts of a Tatar* family intertwine with clips evidencing the destruction of the town of Shakhtarsk by the Russian troops in 2014, and with DIY videos made in 2003 by a girl imitating TV-shows. In the interaction with the TV screen the girl performs a fight between herself and Volodymyr Klitchko, followed by a weather forecast that recalls the geopolitical transformation of Ukraine since 2003. The video explores the refugee’s mental ecosystem, as it rises above interweaving roots of analogue recordings, videos populating social media, and rituals of private memory.

*Tatars are one of the largest minority groups of Eastern Europe, who have undergone several waves of starvation, repression, and deportation throughout the formation and ongoing legacy of Soviet extractivist infrastructure.

This screening is part of Infrastructures, Geographies, and Elemental Relations, the first of two chapters of the film program Mental Ecologies of War​, curated by Olexii Kuchanskyi and Elena Vogman. The second chapter of the program takes place at e-flux Screening Room on March 18, 2023. See the full program here.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Film, War & Conflict, Indigenous Issues & Indigeneity
Ukraine, Mass Media & Entertainment, Refugees
Return to I. Infrastructures, Geographies, and Elemental Relations

Kamilla Davlyatshina is an artist originally from Shakhtarsk (Donetsk region, Ukraine) which was occupied in 2014. Before the full-scale invasion she was based in Kharkiv. Davlyatshina’s video, photography, and graphic practice addresses issues of intimate memory and forced migrations. Between 2017–2020 she taught art at the Azanizimaza art center, Kharkiv. Her works have been shown in Yermilov Centre, Garage127, Kooperativ, and the land art symposium Prostir Pokordonnia 2021, among other spaces.


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