It’s March 2022. I travel to Berlin for the rare privilege of a conversation with Oxana in person. She is here with Chto Delat to display their recent artwork “The Canary Archives”, begun during the first lockdown and radically altered by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The dreams of Chto Delat members were recorded with the intention of analysing the mechanism of premonitions, but the war played the role of the very catastrophe which brought this work to its logical conclusion.

Oxana Timofeeva – in dialogue with Bergalevitch 2022