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Everything Must Go

(project in progress)


EVERYTHING MUST GO

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Everything Must Go is a project that will take the form of a video and sound fieldwork across several flea markets and one mega market in Ukraine. The title borrows its meaning from a term used by US stores that are going out of business and need all inventory to be cleared out.

Serving as a metaphor for the structural and societal clearing out in Post-Soviet Ukraine, Everything Must Go will explore historic memory, nationhood, and social relations affected by newly unleashed free market forces.


Artifacts of 1990’s Post-Soviet period

Transitional passport of Post-Soviet period, 1992

Transitional passport of Post-Soviet period, 1992

CPSU membership book

CPSU membership book

Last CPSU membership dues paid in 1991

Last CPSU membership dues paid in 1991

USSR money

USSR money

A predecessor currency of today's Ukrainian hryvnia, circa 1991

A predecessor currency of today's Ukrainian hryvnia, circa 1991

A predecessor currency of today's Ukrainian hryvnia, circa 1992 & 1995

A predecessor currency of today's Ukrainian hryvnia, circa 1992 & 1995


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