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Health, 2018

archival pigment print, mounted on MDF
110 x 60 cm

Freedom, 2018

archival pigment print, mounted on MDF
110 x 60 cm

Mother's voice, 2018

archival pigment print, mounted on MDF
110 x 60 cm

Time, 2018

archival pigment print, unframed
90 x 160 cm

Galya, 2018

screen print on archival pigment print, unframed
55 x 82 cm

Marina, 2018

screen print on archival pigment print, unframed
55 x 82 cm

Galyna, 2018

screen print on archival pigment print, unframed
55 x 82 cm

Alina, 2018

screen print on archival pigment print, unframed
55 x 82 cm

Valya, 2018

screen print on archival pigment print, unframed
55 x 82 cm

Camouflage, 2018

Olga Permiakova dedicates her project to all women who, as soldiers, take part in the Joint Forces Operation in the Eastern part of Ukraine. Permiakova interviewed several women, investigating their position from a female gaze what they feel is lacking in the mostly male-dominated Ukrainian army. Certain answers from the interviews have been visualised by stereograms, where the words are encoded in the images. In order to create this, Permiakova used photographs which the women recently posted on their social media.

During the interviews, it became clear to her that the infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is equipped almost solely toward the needs of men. The presence of women in the army, which requires specific adjustments is not taken into account. This made Permiakova associate the position of these women with the use of camouflage in the army. The use of camouflage encompasses a paradoxical visual perspective of removing yourself from the enemies vision, as well as being seen within a specific role in society: the archetypal depiction of a soldier. The portraits of these female fighters have been composed by Permiakova in such a way that the subjects blend into the landscape creating a visual illusion, an analogy to their cultural and social status.