Former “Profitable House of Vertiporokh” at Mezhyhirska Street 33/19, Kyiv, was a Neo-renaissance Architecture Monument of a National Importance. After the third deliberate arson in 2001 just a damaged facade Wrapped in Black Construction Net survived. 20 years of mourning in black, in grief of bereavement for other thousands victims, architectural monuments of all kinds that mystically disappeared and have been replaced by new monuments immortalizing corruption.
The example of one “(Un)profitable House” point a global National issue of “Eurorennovation” - deliberate extermination of monuments together with country’s collective national identity, that reached the peak of the crisis in 2021.
Construction Net, textile hardener, silicone-based release)
Solidified with Textile hardener Construction Net, materialize and memorialize the unique Neo-renaissance details of former Profitable House that is exist no longer. Freezing the history in time and space. Mummifying the memories and emotions on the surface of a building. Dramatize, romanticize and personalize a ruin. Capturing a moment of the loss.
Surveillance camera footage of an illegal destruction of “Profitable House of Vertiporokh” captured by me in August 2021, with an “(Un)profitable House” model hanged in a foreground by 6 drones. Model flyed 5 km. to the gallery over 6 other destroyed Profitable houses.