War is a state of armed conflict between societies. It is generally
characterized by extreme aggression, destruction, and
mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. An absence
of war is usually called “peace”. Warfare refers to the common
activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars
in general.Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely
legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian
or other non-combatant suffering and casualties.

All wars are marked by the colours of bellicose flags,
but in monochrome they are all, always, the same..

Plastic Pressing in Classic Conditions” (“P.P.W.K.”)
In the old days, kings led their armies to lead soldiers into battle. Often the outcome of the war was determined by a direct duel of chiefs fought on the battlefield. Modern leaders keep a safe distance from the places where the conflicts they cause take place. The little boy laid a piece of paper in front of him, picked up crayons and began to draw a battle. When drawing, he imitated the sound of gunshots, the whistle of bullets, the hum of airplanes and tanks engines, the cries of cavalrymen and the groans of the wounded. He was so excited he drooled, hooting and hissing. When he got bored, he put the paper aside and he forgot about what had been bothering him a moment ago. Sixty years later, the same boy, in an elegant uniform decorated with colorful patches, watches on a large plasma screen, briskly moving figures of soldiers and vehicles. Once they make contact with the enemy, colorful, effective flashes appear. The show attracts attention and resembles a children’s game from years ago. At the same time, somewhere far away, hundreds of kilometers from the safe and comfortable bunker, a real war is going on. Black and white. Nobody thinks about colors here. Serhiy Savchenko


texts: Selected histories in Warsaw 2018, Serhiy Savchenko , Mateusz Sora

Exposition Selected histories  2018 in Warsaw