Maryna Khrypun is our new resident within the Gaude Polonia scholarship program for young cultural professionals from Central and East European countries. Together with Valerie Karpan she is developing the Stay in touch installation.
Maryna Khrypun (UA) – artist, cultural manager, education programs designer. Member of 665 group based in Kyiv, dealing mostly with street art and self-publishing, and a co-founder of 665Library. She participated in international exhibitions in Ukraine, Germany, Poland, and Montenegro, and took part in the parallel program of biennale Manifesta 10. and the Gogol Art Fest 2015. She joined the Kod Miasta program, Indie lab 2018 course for young filmmakers in Kyiv, and an urban workshop at Prague Civil society centre. In 2018 she initiated and coordinated the project Touch what I see at Galeria Labirynt in Lubin, Poland, and Inclusive laboratory at Cultural geographies in Kyiv. She works as an animation designer and videographer with different Ukrainian cultural projects and initiatives, such as Cultural geographies, Hromadske radio, Port agency. She also curates the zine Zinergia.
Stay in touch
Stay in touch
Maryna Khrypun, Valerie Karpan (UA)
interactive installation, 2019
We have developed the first experimental object – a table that will become a touchpoint and a tool for discussion of various experiences connected to living in the city, including marginal, using media art as a tool for experiments to create an inclusive interaction space. It includes the experience of a particular city – Wrocław, however we plan to complement and expand the geography of the project, including stories from Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine.
The object itself comprises a table, created together with a organization helping homeless people in Wrocław – Miserart in collaboration with people who had an experience of homelessness. It also includes tactile surfaces, as well as computer code and simple gadget sensors. The installation will help to show new possibilities of communication / dissemination of knowledge through the transformation of signals in the process of a dialogue.
The purpose of the “Inclusive LAB” project is to include all possible categories of viewers in the interaction with a utopian object of art, which, through touch and sound, enables us to empathize with the enjoyment of personal stories and feelings.
The object was developed on the basis of studies and research that we have been carrying out during the 2018-2019 years as part of the Inclusive photolaboratory project (developed to introduce sensory photography to blind and sighted photographers) and other inclusive projects.