The project seeks to reveal instances of forgotten pasts through collection and re-dissemination
of historical information and the use of photography, drawing, installation and archiving tactics.
Approximation To The West the artist’s address a series of events from the tail end of WWII,
when Cossacks from Caucasus, allied with the III Reich, invaded the Carnia region in Northern
Italy. The invaders took over the region and the local population was subjected to their rule. The
occupation lasted until April 1945, when the Cossacks were defeated and ultimately expelled
from this territory. The occupiers were then traded by the Allied forces in exchange for hundreds
of thousands of British prisoners of war held by the Soviets. The photographs are presented
alongside documents and supporting material contextualizing the incident.