Cycles combine the stories about difficult topics in human relationships: loneliness, betrayal and domestic violence. Since ancient times, there has been a special women’s symbolism in the life “cycles”, which our ancestors marked with certain rituals and songs.

Concept

“The Cycles” project unites electronics, live vocal improvisation and video installation. “The Cycles” express the states and initiations of the man throughout his life: birth, marriage, swaddling of children, tillage and the final step- death. The Cycles could be considered both in synchronic and diachronic contexts. That is possible, because the story opens as a spiral. It builds up and concentrates on itself. As a consequence, the project integrates Ukrainian traditional songs and electronic techno wrap. The sound of Cycles song series can be described as “transition” integrated into a multilayered canvas of improvised electronics, ambient and melodic techno. Thus, the project synthesizes Ukrainian cordocentrism and the philosophy of posthumanism as main topics.
The visual concept is based on ukrainian cinematography from 60's-80's mixed with some 3d objects, so called artifacts of contemporary culture. Main video was prepared by Armina Skarlosh, and objects were collected by Myroslav Trofymuk. Armine was choosing the most suitable one for specific moment, based on words of the song, and general topic of musical composition. Every object can have many meanings, so the main message is translated from A trough B to C, where A is the collector of artifacts, B - the translator and C - recepient, the audience.