Oleksandr Hoisan

Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts | Kyiv, Ukraine

Oleksandr Hoisan (2001, Ukraine). A member of the NGO CUC (Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema), a member of the Ukrainian Guild of Directors. In 2022, Oleksandr graduated from the bachelor's degree in film and television directing at the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, in the Roman Shirman studio. Currently, he continues his studies at the master's degree. The first student films participated in more than 100 national and international festivals (incl. Oberhausen, Sarajevo Film Festival, FIDMarseille, BRNO16, Molodist), received awards. In his artistic practice. Focusing on documentary, it is important for him to capture a certain portraiture of time due to long-term observation, he began a new process of researching virtual in-game worlds through the prism of creating animation-documentary machinimas.


Ukraine | 2022 | 14’

Due to long-term observation of the NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) in the classic GTA: San Andreas (2004) video game the player witnesses certain documentary events that take place in different parts of the in-game world. To some extent, the constant movement which accompanies the player-observer throughout the in-game space is the only salvation from quotidian violence on the streets but not always.