Mikhaylo Barbara (Ukraine)

Mykhaylo Barbara
Mykhaylo Barbara

participant in
Vad – Video Art Database
VideoChannel – Ukrainian Video Art
curated by Yarina Butkovska (Lviv/Ukraine)

Date of birth: 14/11/1971
Place of birth: Lviv, Ukraine.

front man, rock – group Mertvy piven (Dead rooster)
Languages: English, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian – the native language

Performances (Actor):
2007, “RADIO: EIGHT STORIES ABOUT JURA SOYFER”(by the play based on texts by Austrian Jura Soyfer rewrited by Serhiy Zhadan)
2006, “CHERNOBYL™” Ukrainian-Polish-Belorussian theatre document
2003, Kharkiv, “Bad period” (by J. D. Selinger)
2002, Kharkiv, Lviv, Kyiv, “Merry Christmas, Jesus Christ!” (by S.Zhadan)
2001, Kharkiv, “Small play about treachery for one actress” (by O. Irvanets)

Projects (co-Producer):
2006, Presentation of “Letters to Ukraine” project in Lviv (literature readings, jazz concert).
2006, International Literature and Music Festival “ZEX” (Kharkiv).
2006, “Dead Rooster Songs” (CD release, organization of club concerts in Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk)
2005, Organization of exhibition tour for “Orange Alternative” (Poland): photo-exhibition, lectures, film demonstrations, performances (Kharkiv, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Lviv)
2004, July – “Theater Therapy as a Method for Social Rehabilitation” (together with ‘N-Studio’ NGO, Stokholm)
2003, December – international Ukrainian-Polish project “Bad period” (that includes creation of the play, photo exhibition, CD album, series of workshops in art management)
2003, April-November – “Zones of Betrayal”. Art: Social Projections (that included demonstration of theatre-studio “Arabesques” performances in 5 penal institutions of Kharkiv city. Political, sociology, psychology scientists, legal experts and journalists attended the performances. On the base of the project the series of round tables were held, photo exhibition “Illusions” and documentary film“Zones of Betrayal” were created)
2002, January – joint musical-theatrical project of creators from East, Center and West of Ukraine “Merry Christmas, Jesus Christ!”

Video (Producer, Director, Scriptwriter):
2006 – video film “Stas Perfetsky is returning to Ukraine” (short film)
2006 – video film “Theatre in prison” (short film)
2004 – cartoon series “Rukavychka” (flash)
2004 – video installation for the “Bad period” exhibition
2003 – 5 slide-show shorts (each 2 min long) for the “Bad period” performance
2003 – video installation for the “Illusions” exhibition (curator O. Ostrovska)
2003 – video film “Z/Z: “Zones of Betrayal”
2002 – video film “The prevention of trafficking in people in Ukraine”