One Day You Will Grow Back Your Thumb

Turliun, Tamara + Andriy Liashcuk + Chantal Rens

Regular price €12,00

“On February 24 2022, Russia started a terroristic phase of a war against Ukraine. After the bombardment of Kyiv, artists Tamara Turliun and Andriy Liaschuk started to produce wooden birds to sell to support Ukrainian defenders. In April, Andriy cut off his thumb while crafting. Tamara and Andriy made the first prosthetic for him from found objects. On May 6, they got in touch with Chantal Rens, an artist based in Tilburg, the Netherlands. What follows is this dialogue, guided by objects, randomly found by the artists. It’s about the strong will and effort to live through loss; about hope and support. The leporello book was launched as part of the exhibition program From the Battlefield curated by Maria Vtorushina.”

Ukrainian engineer and artist Andriy cut part his thumb off while working on wooden birds to earn money for the defence of his home country, the engineer in him constructed a prosthesis from found machine parts, the images of this leporello show aspects of this process as it unfolded in picture correspondence with Chantal, text in English and Ukrainian, concertina format, 14 panels, folded up 8 x 10 cm, 106 x 10 cm unfolded, (Tilburg 2022)