Serhiy Morgunov

Every time I entered the war zone of Donbas, I felt the transition to a different state. There was the feeling that the past, the future, and the whole life are in weightlessness. This is not fear. This is emptiness. When I discussed this feeling with the soldiers, I learned that this feeling is familiar to them. Everyone feels this transition.

The project “Interregnum” is my research, based on my own experience, feelings, and empathy. “Interregnum” is a latin word. “Inter” – “between” and “regnum” – “kingdom, rule”. I chose this word to describe a vacuum of a political power, that exists beyond the forefront.

With my works, I’m appealing to the natural subconscious archetypes of fear, loneliness, emptiness, heaviness, and emotional vacuum. My aim is to show the absurdity of war, but restraining from appeals to human sympathy. I believe there’s hardly any in a war.

I use b&w film to eliminate the sensation of time and avoid an unnecessary shift of focus that colors might provoke. The old expired film to emphasize that war is the main defect of any civilization that carries in itself nothing but self-destruction.

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Title: Interregnum
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 20×26 inch
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Interregnum
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 20×26 inch
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Interregnum
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 20×26 inch
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Interregnum
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 20×26 inch
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Interregnum
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 20×26 inch
Date: 2015

 

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Title: Interregnum
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 20×26 inch
Date: 2015

 

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Interior view of Museum of Czech China Contemporary Museum, 2017