Module of Temporality (MOT) is a temporary cultural space in Kyiv by don’t Take Fake, created by an international team of about 100 people. This is our attempt to capture the fluidity of life and its time in art, to show the uncertainty while supporting the desire to keep living, creating, and fighting.
We want to show the world that even during war and under constant threats, Ukraine is not only rethinking its past and fighting for the present but also imagining the future, in particular the cultural one of the country. Another goal is to raise money to rebuild cultural institutions that have suffered as a result of Russian aggression.
The central event of MOT is a contemporary art exhibition, created especially for this project. 27 artists from 10 countries will present their works — canvases, sculptures, installations, and audiovisual works — on two floors of the construction, built of 27 containers-modules. Among them are both established and emerging artists.
In addition, we will hold a series of film screenings, performances, lectures, and discussions at Module of Temporality, providing another platform for the voice of Ukrainian culture. The exhibition itself will last for three months.
There will be a gift store in the space, where you can buy the project’s merch as well as items from special collaborations by MOT and Ukrainian brands and artists.
All money from tickets’ sales and profits from the gift store will go to the MOT fund. It will be used to finance the restoration of art institutions and monuments, including museums, which at the end of the project will be chosen by the «Module of Temporality» team and specialists involved in the field of culture. Depending on the amount of money raised and the damage’s extent, we can support one or more objects.
Temporarily occupied regions, temporarily separated families, the status of temporary protection and, in the end, a temporary war. The temporality of everything around us gives us the push to move. After all, any temporality has its end, and after it — a new vector for actions.
Therefore, we do not wait for the “right moment” to come, but continue to do what we love — culture. For more than ten years, the don’t Take Fake team has been implementing global cultural and sports projects in Ukraine. And now we have also decided to create, because creation itself is a powerful signal to the world at a time when, for many months, our country is experiencing the greatest destruction since the World War II because of the Russian attacks. That is why we are building even now, when conditions are extremely unfavorable for this.
“Module of Temporality” (MOT) is a space in which our team combined the efforts of architects, engineers, artists, designers and local brands. At a time when art is forced to be hidden from looting and explosions, we decided to open an object in Kyiv, unique in its form and its content, which will be accessible to everyone. This is the other reason to make people around the world talk about Ukraine even more in the context of modern art, architecture and design.
All our team’s own projects — don’t Take Fake, DTF Conference, Double Triple Fest, DTF Magazine, work to present Ukrainians and foreigners on the same platform. We make them to give people an additional opportunity to get to know each other and to create together, to influence each other and to be inspired by each other examples. For us, Ukraine is a part of global culture. Therefore, MOT project is not one country or even one continent.
MOT is one of the reasons to talk now about culture in Ukraine, and not only in the context of the war. This is a reason to emphasize its strengths and strengthen what has already been developed over the years. Therefore, we remain true to ourselves and go towards our goals, raising the bar only higher. Despite the war, we united more than a hundred people who work not according to classical rules, not in the usual terms, in order to implement the plan. Because we don’t want to postpone for better times.
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