In English with Latvian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian, English, French, German subtitles
Accessible for audiences with mobility impairment (there is no adapted toilet).
+375 is the telephone code of the Republic of Belarus. 09.08. is the date of the presidential elections, which were cynically rigged by the authorities. The spite and discontentment with the election results led to a revolutionary protest movement, that continues to this day. 2334 is the number of the Administrative Code article “Violation of the procedure for organizing or holding mass events”, according to which more than 40 thousand Belarusians have been convicted since August 2020.
In the course of political protests, people are disappearing all over the world. They are arrested, imprisoned or killed. Often, no contact is possible and friends and relatives are left with nothing but hope. Belarusian performer Igor Shugaleev, who lives in exile, fights against this paralyzing state with his body. In collaboration with the artist Sergey Shabohin he developed a performance in which he subject himself to a method of torture common in prisons and that will be presented as part of this year’s Homo Novus programme. Igor will share his activist perspective on the ongoing protests in Belarus and explore the question of how solidarity with political prisoners on the ground is possible.
The project was also created as a way to collect financial assistance for victims of violence and repression in Belarus. Consider offering your support via our charitable account at the HUMANOS Foundation.