Echoes - Voices from Belarus

Echoes - Voices from Belarus sind kurze künstlerische Statements zur aktuellen Situation in Belarus. Sie werden von belarussischen Künstler*innen und Aktivist*innen in Zusammenarbeit mit Musiker*innen aus zahlreichen Ländern geschaffen und sollen dem belarussischen Drama im Laufe der nächsten Monate ein stetig wachsendes internationales Echo verleihen.

Echoes - Voices from Belarus are short artistic statements on the current situation in Belarus. They are created by Belarusian artists and activists in collaboration with music artists from numerous countries and are intended to give the Belarusian drama a continuously growing international echo over the course of the next months.


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“I actually love lyrical music”, - Aleksandr Lukashenko said ...

(...) Blue Eye (Gas disc). Tool of Ideology (Empty Flagpole). The grate on the window in the form of the sun. (...)

video: Antanina Slobodchikova
music: Gareth Davis

Gleb Kowalski, the Belarusian artist and activist, declares Lukashenka's Belarus to be a total installation (...)

(...) we sought police troops' image in full riot gear and balaclavas, representing the omnipresent violent threat in Belarus and comparable conflicts (...)

(...) The traumatic experience of fear, being in jail, psychological and physical violence, a feeling of insecurity or terror (...)

(...) The 2020 revolution in Belarus is characterized by modern communication technologies, a large number of video and photo evidence of the lawless actions of the authorities (...)

(...) a reference to the events taking place in Belarus, mass protests and detentions (...)

(...) about 150 works of art, including the first original works by internationally renowned Belarusian artists in Belarus, was tied to a criminal case and confiscated (...)

(...) The Winter Solstice was celebrated in many cultures as the birthday of the sun (...)

video: Lesia Pcholka and Uladzimir Hramovich
music: Gareth Davis
video effects: Karel Doing

we walked through the old village and at a crossroads near overgrown roads we saw a monument (...)

I want a president who is a housewife, a cleaner, a teacher, a nurse, a midwife. (...)

(...) "The dog barks, the caravan goes on". People say it to express the willingness to continue the work despite angry (...)

As soon as in my anxious heart I hear Fear for my native country (...)

(...) I wore this dress on 12.08.2020 with other 200 women in white, (...)

Magutny Bozha (O God Almighty) has become the unofficial anthem of protest (...)

Video footage of the artist filming through the glass in the door of her children's room (...)

"Alexander wrote to me about about the sensation of being unable to work (...)

How to be together without losing yourself? Do I need to shout louder to be heard?

"I met the great personality Maria Kalesnikava in Stuttgart (...) "

These words, the speech the pulse of the crowd. I felt a mantra of sorts, a calling for a new day. (...)

Each moment of each day we are saturated with information. News. News about news. (...)