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Residency performance by Mykyta Skrypka

As part of the Shifting Places program initiated by Artlink and supported by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, the far° welcomes the actor Mykyta Skrypka for a one-month residency in the Salle des Marchandises.

Mykyta Skrypka arrived in Switzerland a year ago as an ukranian refugee. He is currently working on a project based on February 24, 2022, the day when life changed in Ukraine:

"On February 24, 2022, the life of every Ukrainian changed. Ukraine was attacked from many sides. russian missiles hit not only military installations, but also schools, kindergartens, maternity wards, hospitals... The question of Ukraine's survival as a state and nation has reached its limits. The enemy planned to destroy the language, culture and identity in a short time - and later to rewrite the history of the world so that there would be no place for a free and independent Ukrainian state. But the people decided otherwise...

A person has the right to choose, the only thing that can not be chosen is the fatherland. Have you thought about the real human values? What does it really take to survive? And what is the price of freedom?"


Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 7.00 p.m

Mykyta Skrypka will present his artistic research on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm at the Salle des Marchandises.

Recommended age: from 14 years old.
Presentation in three languages (including French).
Duration : 30 mn
The performance will be followed by a moment of sharing and exchange around a soup.

Free admission, reservation recommended with Nathalie Garbely :



Shifting Places is a project initiated by Artlink and supported by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council

"Shifting Places gives professional artists and cultural practitioners in the fields of design, interactive media, literature, music and performing arts the opportunity to pursue their professional activity and practice on the Swiss art scene. Artlink understands artistic creation as a way of living, perceiving, understanding and communicating the world. Artists do not only work for themselves, but also for an audience, often in collaboration with their peers.

The initiative began as a response to the war in Ukraine, but intends to include artists and cultural practitioners from all other regions and countries at war. In war zones, artists and cultural practitioners often find that working conditions there have become difficult and sometimes life-threatening, forcing them to leave their country."

Picture : Bumble Dee
Translated with DeepL and adapted