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Tactical Media Meetup #2: Ukrainian video art in times of war

Would you like to see video art of Ukrainian filmmakers, and to get their perspective on bureaucracy and war? Make sure to join this screening, that Tactical Media Room is organising in cooperation with Kyiv Biennial and HomeCinema. 

TMR is proud to host a solidarity screening in collaboration with the Emergency Support Initiative by Kyiv Biennial and HomeCinema to raise funds for Ukraine. The event will take the shape of a hybrid video broadcast, both physically screened and online broadcasted via their platform

When: Thursday 2 June 2022
Time: 20:00-22:00 hrs
Location: Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4 in Amsterdam

Curated by Serge Klymko, the founder of the initiative, the screening will feature a series of recent works by moving image artists based in Ukraine. All of the works have been created in the past two months; giving a raw and immediate insight into the filmmakers’ current practices. The works provide an intimate portrayal of individuals and groups caught up in bureaucracy and war.

The films remind us of the importance of filmmaking in times of crisis and the necessity to make visible and keep traces as acts of resistance. They blatantly show the political dimensions of film and visual culture and the potential of artists’ moving image practices as a medium of communicating, relating, and knowing.


Due to the settings of the ticket platform, payments are only possible via browser Chrome or with the option: 'betaling bij het evenement'.

A ticket costs ten euros and gives access to the screening and the public programme (English spoken).

All proceeds from the screening will go in favor of the Emergency Support Initiative, launched to help the members of the artistic and cultural community in Ukraine finding themselves in need.

The main goal of the fund is to offer support to people residing in the country and to provide them with immediate financial relief under the conditions of war, occupation and/or relocation. If you cannot attend the physical screening, but still want to support the fundraiser, you can make a direct donation via this link. We will gather payments and send them as one transfer. 

HomeCinema is a video broadcasting platform for moving image works by young and emerging artists, created by Carmen Dusmet Carrasco and Andrea Gonzále. Kyiv Biennial is an international contemporary art biennale, held every two years in Kyiv, Ukraine. First edition of the event was held in 2015. Since its beginning Kyiv Biennial is organized by the Visual Culture Research Center.

About Tactical Media Room

The Tactical Media Room (TMR) is an initiative of Waag Futurelab and Institute for Network Cultures (HvA), founded in late February 2022 after the Russian invasion in Ukraine. In collaboration with hackers, artists, designers and researchers in The Netherlands, TMR aims to support independent tactical media, journalists, newsrooms and civic initiatives from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus.

As a temporary Amsterdam-based platform, TMR brings together different forms of expertise in the fields of journalism, media activism, arts, and research. A group of currently fourty members addresses topics and activities that vary from Russian disinformation, censorship and propaganda research to mapping platform geopolitics, support regarding hardware and online services by ISP’s and hosting providers, tech knowledge exchanges (from satellite phones to cyber security), and practical aid support.