Catch the Hero


I'm originally from a small provincial Ukrainian city and grew up in the context of the end of the Soviet era. It influenced my search for identity, and visual conflicts of shifting epochs affected my consciousness.
This project reflects on the theme of layering different ideals and their loss. I study typical characters of the past epoch and try to reimagine them with the lost utopian meanings.It feels like a game of heroes: I dress up as these idealistic characters I grew up with and try to imagine myself today in these dreamed up roles. But they haven't got power anymore, as it's only a mind game now.
This is a post-true story of an inner hero who tries to find himself between the tinsel of the past and present, whose life nowadays is full of the absurdity of abandoning history and twisted values.