Unity Theatre: Home. Liberty
Venue: Unity Theatre
Date(s): 1.5.23 - 12.5.23
Time(s): All Day
HOME. LIBERTY @ UNITY THEATRE EXHIBITION SPACE
1 MAY – 12 MAY 2023
Part of the HOME project
To Know Us Better is a photography project and exhibition by Anton Shebetko, celebrating queer Ukrainians who are living or temporarily staying in other countries in Europe. Their experience and hopes for a better future are documented in a series of portraits and heartfelt interviews.
Unity Theatre exhibition is a part of the HOME programme, organised by Open Eye Gallery and commissioned by Culture Liverpool for EuroFestival. Working together with Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi (Ukrainian. Photographies) and partners in Liverpool City Region, HOME reflects on the question What does home mean?
An app, designed by University of Liverpool team, will lead the EuroFestival guests and Liverpool City Region locals to independent spaces to see Home-themed Ukrainian photography collections in 5 trails across the city region. The themes of the trails are Land, Making, Liberty, Resistance, Settings. Unity Theatre is the end point of the Liberty trail.
The liberty to feel free and comfortable with yourself, to be yourself wherever and however you want. Liberty that must be protected, fought for, and defended. Liberty as national and individual, as a choice, as responsibility.
Unity Theatre will also host an artwork by a contemporary Ukrainian photographer and a postcard for sale from the front desk – all profit will go to the Hospitallers medical group, an organisation focusing on sourcing and delivering medical supplies for paramedics who save human lives in Ukraine. We invite everyone to collect the postcards and upload your own poem, lyric or a letter in response.
Image credit: Anton Shebetko, from the To Know Us Better Series, 2022 – ongoing