Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


SAVA: Screening of Oleksiy Radynski’s Infinity According to Florian

12 March 2024, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Image of a modern building that reesembles a spaceship

Please join us for a special screening of SAVA Creative Fellow Oleksiy Radynski’s film Infinity According to Florian (2022) with a Q&A with the filmmaker to launch the Socialist Anthropocene in the Visual Arts (SAVA) Research Week III on Infrastructures of Progress.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Reuben Fowkes


IAS Common Ground,
G11, ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower St, London
United Kingdom

What is Earth? What is a solar system? What is humanity? Who is Florian Yuriev? Why did he build a UFO building in Kyiv? Will we be able to use it for its intended purpose in the future? SAVA Creative Fellow Oleksiy Radynski’s Infinity According to Florian (2022, 70 minutes) deals with these questions, related to the legendary figure of Kyiv-based architect Florian Yuriev. This film also recounts why capitalism is a thing of the past, and what happens when you divide one by infinity. After having a world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Infinity According to Florian has been screened at festivals including Docs Against Gravity, DocAviv, Krakow IFF, Sheffield Doc Fest, DOK Leipzig and others, and received the Kinokolo Best Ukrainian Documentary Award from the Union of Ukrainian Film Critics.

The Socialist Anthropocene in the Visual Arts (SAVA) is a visual arts led interdisciplinary research project that challenges the West-centric discourses of the Anthropocene by asserting the constitutive role of the environmental histories of Socialism in the formation of the new geological age. Led by Dr. Maja Fowkes at UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, the project was selected for a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) and is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). www.sava.earth

About the Speaker

Oleksiy Radynski

Creative Fellow at SAVA UCL

Oleksiy Radynski is a filmmaker based in Kyiv. His films have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and other festivals, and received awards at Docudays UA, Molodist IFF, and the Kyiv International Short Film Festival. Selected Filmography: Infinity According to Florian (2022), Circulation (2020), Facade Colour: Blue (2019), The Film of Kyiv. Episode One (2017), Landslide (2016), People Who Came to Power (2015), Integration (2014), Incident at the Museum (2013)