Murals Banksy In Ukraine

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Directed by Aggressive and in partnership with ATM Virtual, Pixel Race, Mriya Production and Tigrelab, we created 'Murals', an immersive visual experience that uses cutting-edge 3D scanning to place viewers face to face with the war devastation in Ukraine. The not-for-profit art project follows captures of Banksy’s artwork left on the rubble of people’s homes, schools and infrastructure.

'Murals' premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and was awarded an Audience Award for Best Art and XR at BFI London Film Festival, as well as a Bronze Award at the CICLOPE Festival in Berlin.

The project was initiated by Artem Ivanenko, a 3D artist from Irpin, Ukraine, which was one of the first towns to be hit during the Russian invasion. Later, when the Russian troops withdrew, Ivanenko returned to Irpin to record the devastating destruction using 3D scanning.

Murals opened at the Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim. Those in attendance included the heads of the Polish Film Institute, Cannes Next, European Film Commission and Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

Through festivals and museum exhibits, 'Murals' screened to audiences in France, UK, Poland, Estonia, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Italy and the US.

On February 24th, 2024 to mark the 2 year anniversary of the invasion the project was projected simultaneously across embassies and art institutions in 4 cities around the world — Warsaw, DC, Florence and Tallinn.

Notable recognitions

Credits

Directors
Alex Topaller & Daniel Shapiro, Aggressive
Scanning Artist
Artem Ivanenko
Producer
Radosława Bardes, ATM Virtual
VP Producer
Maciej Zemojcin, Pixel Race
VP Producer
Maksym Dudko, Mriya Production
Executive Producer
Sten Kristian Saluveer
Partnership Coordinator
Mariia Skakun
Editor
Jason Yantz
Art Director, Compositor
Federico Gonzalez Montoya, Tigrelab
Unreal Artists
Ion Romero, Antonio Nieto, Borja Pastori
Producer
Laura Gomez, Tigrelab
Sound Designer
Bartez Putkiewicz
Copy Editor, Translator
Helgi Palko
Poet
Gio Pachkoriya
Composer
Egor Grushin
Production Manager
Michał Kowalik
Production Coordinator
Maciej Kapłucha
Designer
Lina Maria Shlapak
Legal Counsel
Dorota Pielak, Małgorzata Gradek-Lewandowska
Web Developer
Arsen Igorev
Technical Consultant
Brandon Epperson
Voice Actors
Andrii Zhurba, Valeriia Skoblikova, Anastasia Chuiko, Valeriia Guliaieva, Volodymyr Tarasiuk
Colorist (behind the scenes)
Olha Korzhynska

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