(Re)Grounding: Dasha Podoltseva and Oleksandr Sirous

5 – 7.30pm

Star & Shadow Cinema

Join D6 for an evening with artists in residence Dasha Podoltseva and Oleksandr Sirous.

The event is an opportunity for D6’s resident artists to share their work in progress and for audiences to find out more about the project (Re)Grounding, which draws threads between environmental and cultural contexts shaped by mining histories in Ukraine, UK and Cyprus.

Dasha Podoltseva is a visual artist and graphic designer. During her research, she has been exploring the lost scapes around Newcastle as a result of the city’s transformation, particularly its industrial and abandoned spaces and their shifting functionality. Recently in Ukraine she developed an extensive project with the composer Alexey Shmurak scrutinising the loss of public space, and in particular beaches, as a result of Russia’s invasion. She salvaged sandbags used to protect urban areas from bombings to construct miniature scapes, reflecting on the changing nature of once familiar and safe spaces. 

Oleksandr Sirous is a sound and new media artist whose work explores game mechanics and socio-political themes and is inspired by comic books and video game culture. He works with web environments, big data sets, complex simulation and AI. Oleksandr is a member of the Ukrainian artist collective Photinus Studio, which supports the development of new media art through exhibitions, residencies and educational events. Recently he has been mapping environmental issues surrounding wetlands in Ukraine – and is extending this research to waterways in and around Newcastle.

Warwick Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1BB

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17 July 2024

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  • Wed 5 – 7.30pm
  • D6 is located on the second floor and there are also steps at street level. Unfortunately, we do not have lift access.
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