WAR AND PEA$E. 18 june. mariupol, east of ukraine


June 18, 2016

18 of June was very hot, summer angry sun burn everything…

People, tired of heavy work on the factory and came to the beach near Azov sea. In Mariupol all heavy industrial factories through there canalization, poison to the Azov sea, around town all the time strong smog. On other side of the sea my home, occupied Crimea. On the east, in 20 km, war, continue bombing every day. But people tired of war and hot temperature just relax on the beach… beach what full of mines, and around every where soldiers, people with guns… this continue already 2 years, so people don’t see it, they tired, they are tolerance to the death, to the weapon to the violence to the war…

I also came to the beach, I scream there, i looked to the sea, what is border between my home and war. I looked to the east, and from skyline i heared bombs, i was scare, but my voice was so quiet compare to the laugh and screams of children, who swum around me and played with each other on the bombed land…

Photos – Sergey Vaganov

With support of Art Center “TUY” and Diana Berg

Olga Lebedeva took part in the performance