On Volya: Filling in the Frescoes

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On Volya: Filling in the Frescoes

Ayla Dmyterko
Film Screening

Thursday 7th September
6 – 8pm
Screening starts at 7pm

Join us for the premiere of On Volya: Filling in the Frescoes (2023) by Glasgow-based artist Ayla Dmyterko. The film is a postscript to Kyiv Frescoes (1966) by filmmaker Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990) which will also be screened on the night. Heavily critiqued as ‘anti-war’ and subsequently suppressed by Goskino, the central state film committee in Moscow, a single canister of the film was later uncovered during the Soviet Thaw. In On Volya: Filling in the Frescoes (2023), Ayla Dmyterko imagines the unearthing of a second.

Ayla Dmyterko (she/her) is a contemporary artist currently based in Glasgow, practicing predominantly in painting, moving image and installation. Recent exhibitions and screenings include, Liberate Thee, Angel of History, Pangée, Montréal, CA, 2023; Collective Dreaming, Lithuanian Cultural Attaché, CCA Glasgow, Scotland, 2023; Vyshyvani Kazky, Embroidered Stories, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, CA, 2022; Sometimes Time, Mourning School, Stockholm, Sweden, 2022; Our Shape Apparently, Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland, 2022; The Grass At Our Feet, VITRINE Gallery, Basel, CH, 2022; POUR THE FEAR: Solastalgic Synchronicities, Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 2021. 

Many thanks to the Dovzhenko Center and Dovzhenko Film Studios for making the screening of Kyiv Frescoes possible.