Photo installation in the Showroom Berggasse 19

“These ‘eyes’ speak to the necessity to pause, to reflect, to turn to oneself and look at the world guided by one’s own feeling” – and this is why these “windows to the soul” are at the center of the installation EYES | OCHI, which was created in a small village near the city of Lviv in 2016.

There, in a space called “Prostir RaDity” ("Room of Children's Joy"), numerous children find board and shelter during the weeks of summer, which gives them a chance to face up to the traumatic ramifications of the war in Ukraine. Founded in 2015, following the annexation of Crimea and the start of the war in the Donbas, it has become a fixture and a point of reflection. “Prostir RaDity” is supervised by psychotherapists, artists, musicians, philosophers and other to address the external and internal injuries and dangers of war.

In the photo installation EYES | OCHI in the Showroom Berggasse 19, we are confronted with a richly layered kaleidoscope of children’s gazes, and with their struggle for a better future. During World War II, Anna Freud, child analyst and youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, also addressed the question of coping strategies after the experience of war – of how much states of anxiety and particularly the loss of (psychological) parents affect children’s psyches. October 9, 2022, is the 40th anniversary of her death, which is why the Sigmund Freud Museum dedicates the presentation of EYES | OCHI to her memory and to her important work Young children in war-time: a year’s work in a residential war nursery (first published in 1942).


Photo installation
Showroom Berggasse 19
October 9, 2022, until April 2024

“Prostir RaDity” needs your support!

Just like Anna Freud when she founded her war nurseries in London, psychoanalysts and psychotherapists like Yuliya Vynnytska, Mykola Vynnytskyy, Artem Petrytskyi and Oleksandr Filts in Ukraine today are trying to maintain a place that enables rehabilitation for the youngest victims of acts of war, beyond their everyday, past and present suffering. Therefore, we would also like to ask you to support the project “Prostir RaDity” for the protection of children traumatized by the war in Ukraine with your donation!

Diakonie Austria accepts the donations - thus they are also tax-deductible for persons liable to pay tax in Austria (for this purpose, the date of birth must be stated when making the donation):

Account Holder: Diakonie Österreich

Keyword: Günther und Trappl Ukraine

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