Lines in the Sand

14 Sep

This is an awesome video of Kseniya Simonova, a Ukrainian artist who just won “Ukraine’s Got Talent”. She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. <via Huffington Post>

The war saw nearly one in four Ukrainians killed. A population of almost 42 million lost between 8 and 11 million people, depending on which estimate one references. Ukraine represented almost 20 percent of all the causalities suffered during WWII <source>. The Audience reaction is pretty incredible. It’s difficult to imagine this kind of performance finding its way onto “America’s Got Talent”.

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3 Responses to “Lines in the Sand”

  1. jb September 16, 2009 at 10:12 am #

    This is so cool

  2. Pdog September 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    Amazing! I love how she transitions from one scene to the next.

  3. karnivore September 18, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    I am shaken.

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