Barricade – The EuroMaidan Revolt, by Donald Weber & Arthur Bondar, is a series of photographs made surrounding the events in central Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Independence Square. The project will be published by Schilt Publishing in October 2014.
“It is with the creative accoutrements of these anonymous street fighters, their homemade uniforms, Molotovs, trophies, and tire barricades – the smoking language of the Revolt’s siege apparatus, as photographed by Donald Weber and Arthur Bondar. The two worked independently to bring a dual perspective to the orchestrated chaos of a deadly street theatre. Weber focuses on cataloging the expressive impulses behind the protesters’ stoic dissimilitude and the almost holy rapture of their public self-assertion. Bondar explores redaction and heavy censorship, using inkblots to deny and assert the truth of visual interpretations. The final barricade lies in the political language of representation itself.
Ukraine’s absolute polarities of past and future, its utter blackness and transcendent light, are the deeper themes of their interpretation. Barricade is a high-risk collaboration with the hundreds of brave men and women whose unquenchable thirst for change fuels hope for a new generation.”
About the book:
22 x 24.5 cm
Approx. 30 photos in tritone
Grey carton softcover with banderole
£12.50 / €15 / $20