“Studying in a foreign country, I felt very alone. Everyday new and extraordinary things were becoming boring routines. Waking up, studying, coming back home, working on homework till late night, bad habits, endless loneliness and depression were my companions.
As an artist, having thought over and experiencing my own life, I understood that it would be great drama-story. Year after year main character and his (symbolizing my then-state of mind) anti-hero Routine were being built and drawn in my head.
By showing this short animation to wide audience I received an incredible and inspiring feedback. My own routine is yet with me, sometimes it’s hard to fight it, but I believe, that the next episode will definitely have a happy ending!”
Valeria Dakhovich is an Energodar-born Ukrainian artist. She graduated Instytut Sztuki UO in 2017 and is currently living and working in Israel.