The British animator will present the project "RECIPES FOR BAKING BREAD" in Holodomor victims’ memorial

27 August 2017

Sara Nesteruk is a specialist in animation design at the University of Hudders field (UK). As a Ph.D. student at Leeds University, under the leadership of Lisa Stensby, she writes a scholarly work that through drawings, memories and official history explores the collective memory of the world, in particular, the history of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine (because Sara’s own family roots are also from Ukraine). So in August 2017, during 8 days, Sara worked with the collection of Holodomor victims’ Memorial: communicated with scientists, studied artifacts and videos, learnt the memorial’s space by making sketches, notes, memories, fragments and ideas. Above that, every day, she created a new animation which was telling about a single episode or a view at the whole history of the Holodomor, the genocide committed by the Soviet authorities in 1932-1933 in Ukraine.


The result of her work, the project called “RECIPES FOR BAKING BREAD” which is being implemented with the support of the British Council, Sara Nesteruk will presented on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 14.00 in the Holodomor victims’ Memorial (Kyiv, Lavrska Str. 3).

Why “RECIPES FOR BAKING BREAD”? “I work using a combination of drawing the hand, physical, digital and analogue processes. Using materials used in the production of bread: dough, flour, salt, water, stationary, paper or drawn materials. The intention for ​​the final film is to create of series of recipe videos – straightforward recipes for baking Ukrainian bread. The visuals will show, strength, struggle, farming, memories, recollections and inner meanings behind the recipes. The histories”, – says Sara Nesteruk about her project.

Since August 29, video-animations of the project are exhibited in the museum. New works created by Sara on August 31 and September 1, you can see at the Holodomor victims’ Memorial until September 10, 2017.



More information about the project is available on the official website and on the Holodomor victims’ Memorial website.


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