Realized 30.10.2013 - 06.01.2014

live streaming video, archive of 59 "galleries’" spaces, 58 videos.


Open Group (Stanislav Turina, Yulia Ibragimova, Pavlo Kovach (senior), Yevgen Samborsky, Sergiy Yakunin,  Anatoliy Tatarenko, Oleksiy Salmanov, Vova Vorotniov, Maria Lanko, Yuriy Biley, Liza German, Tatiana Kochubinska, Dobrynia Ivanov, Sasha Kurmaz, Tomash Gazlinski, Valeriy Kumanovski, Anton Varga, Lubomir Tymkiv, Lada Nakonechna, Danylo Kovach, Ivan Oleksiak, San Morce, Pavlo Kovach, Volodymyr Topiy, Vyacheslav Polyakov)


The project is a consequent project based on the idea of the long-term Open gallery project. In order to delineate space during the project, we used we materialised it using tools. Then, its limits were constricted with the new galleries' boundaries. 

  The first step of the "Ars longa, vita brevis" is to reject physical demarcation narrative. This time, the space is limited only by the "vision" of the four participants.  

Each camera gives a possibility to capture simultaneity of existence within one space from 4 points of view. 

Dimension system is time. No matter how many kilometers we passed, the whole project was measured by a 9 hour long recording on each camera. "9 hours" correspond to the opening hours of the art institution that realized the project.

The second step is online search. Our life is captured by the camera too. Simultaneity of our existence. The existence of the group is also being questioned in the same way. 

Capturing  the gallery by cameras, that by default capture space, is a gesture; a gesture of isolating. So we always need to think about clarity, "silence" and contrasts of this process. 

During the project, the entire 9-hour stream was broadcasted online, only within the exhibition space of the art centre.

During the third step we documented every single step. After completion of the previous processess, the gallery became an abstract. The gallery exists exclusively as a set of recorded information on a flash drive.

Everything else in the frames represents its "readable" description.

Documentation elements: 
1. Date and title. 
2. Simultaneous screenshots of the fixed space from each camera (a, b, c, d).
3. Flash drive containing 4-channel video of the fixed space.
4. Explanatory text, space duration (in minutes) and place of fixation. 
5. Artifacts (optional).



Day 9 / 08.11.2013
Lake, just lake
SandLakes. On the way back there was an attempt to outline the lake.
Through the conversation .
With 4 random people at the same time .
Duration: 0,55 min
Lviv , Konovaltsia str.


Day 9 / Lake, just a lake (From project ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS) from Open Group on Vimeo.

Day 9 / 08.11.2013
Lake, just a lake
From project " ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS " .



Day 32 / 05.12.2013
Occupied territory

Definition of the occupied territory.
Definition of peoples flow at the staircase of the City Administration building ,occupied by participants of the peaceful protest .The process of defining stopped because one of the group members was asked to
Stop recording
Duration: 1 min
Kyiv, Khereschatyk str. KyivCityState Administration


Dey 32 / Occupied territory (From project ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS ) from Open Group on Vimeo.

Day 32
Occupied territory



In the course of 59 days as the project lasted, the following people were joining the group: 

Yulia Ibragimova, Pavlo Kovach (senior), Sergiy Yakunin, Anatoliy Tatarenko, Oleksia Salmanov, Volodymyr Vorotniov, Maria Lanko, Liza German, Tatiana Kochubinska, Dobrynia Ivanov, Sasha Kurmaz, Tomasc Gazlinski, Valeriy Kumanovski, Lubomir Tymkiv, Lada Nakonechna, Danylo Kovach, Ivan Oleksiak, San Morce, Volodymyr Topiy, Vyacheslav Polyakov.

Pinchuk Art Centre Prize shortlist exhibition, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 2013. Created with PinchukArtCenter support (Kiev, Ukraine).