Sergei Stroitelev makes photo installation at Dokk1

Photo 2 student Sergei Stroitelev opened his exhibition Lost Light at Dokk1 on Tuesday the 20th of December. The exhibition portrays and tells the stories of Ukrainian refugee children in a camp in Moldova and it’s displayed inside a unique installation.

Sergei Stroitelev explaining the installation concept and the background for his exhibition Lost Light at Dokk1 in Aarhus. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Lost Light is an installation with a photo exhibition showing portraits and telling stories about children from a refugee center in Moldova. The installation is a re-creation of one of the rooms that each child had at the refugee center. Photo: Sergei Stroitelev.

Apart from the portraits and stories, the installation consists of a bed, a chair and toys that Sergei Stroitelev has collected from abandoned rooms in the camp in Moldova. The audience is encouraged to draw on the walls – just like Sergei Stroitelev experienced the refugee kids doing in their rooms. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

The bed and some original toys inside the exhibition room. Photo: Sergei Stroitelev.

DMJX students and teachers at the exhibition opening Tuesday the 20th of December.
Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

The portraits of the children are made inside their rooms at the refugee center with projections of the children’s own happy pre war photographs. Photo: Søren Pagter/DMJX

Sergei Stroitelev graduates Photo 2 this December and made the images for this project in the spring 2022 before applying for DMJX. Lost Light is designed and curated by Sergei Stroitelev, Benjamin Nørskov and Søren Pagter. The installation is built by Sergei Stroitelev and Benjamin Nørskov.

Lost Light can be seen at Rampen at Dokk1, Aarhus till the 15th of January 2023.