Anna Kravets: An Emotional Encyclopedia of War

Kyiv-based artist Anna Kravets proposes a series of interactions and collective recording sessions to create an auto-ethnographic radio essay on the differences in emotional perceptions of times of war and peace. Continuing an idea initiated together with, ASCR, and Q-O2, Kravets will invite a limited number of people to a basement / shelter environment where the perception of time and experience can shift, opening up a transition zone in which to explore what a feeling of danger and emergency can do to our bodies. Which types of practical and emotional reactions and responsibilities are evoked, and what can participation and sharing add to such experiences? How might one begin to translate the feeling of war to people abroad, to share the imperceptibility of the war experience and how discordant it is with life beyond its borders? Having experienced her own habitual reference system fall apart, together with the hopes that the full-scale war would not actually break out in Ukraine, Kravets aims to work towards an emotional encyclopedia in order to try to interact through the locus of strong emotional experience or emotional emergency.

Photo: Radio lab winner Anna Kravets, 2022


Ukrainian researcher, radio journalist, sound artist, and documentary podcast producer, with two masters degrees – in cultural studies and comparative anthropological research – a number of artist residencies, curatorial work, and radio-related activities under her belt, Kravets’ practice investigates culture on both widespread and personal levels.

A project developed by, and is part of the National Cultural Program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023" funded by Timișoara's Municipality through the Projects Center and the Center for Culture and Art of Timiș County fom public funds allocated by the Ministry of Culture.

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