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Ukraine's Got Talent.

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Ukraine's Got Talent Winner.

Quite amazing.

Read this before you watch.

This video shows the winner of "Ukraine’s Got Talent," Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears, and she won the top prize of about £75,000.

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple, sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear, and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives, and the woman smiles again. Once again, war returns, and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.

She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside, and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine , resulted in one in four of the population’s being killed, with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.

Kseniya Simonova says: "I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears. And, there’s surely no bigger compliment."

Please take time out to see this amazing piece of art ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vOhf3OvRXKg

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first I've heard or seen of it

amazing stuff

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That was mad impressive

If Britain's Got Talent had acts like that on it I'd probably actually lock in

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first I've heard or seen of it

amazing stuff

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if i didn't see this first i would have said twining go 'ard in both flavour and artistery

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That was mad impressive

If Britain's Got Talent had acts like that on it I'd probably actually lock in

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:lol: Mite as well sticky this, thread will still get made a couple more times over the next few years at least.
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They had someone doing this live, with feathers and other materials involved as well, projected up behind the band when I went to see Feist a few years ago, it was really cool.

That was a f*ck*ng incredible concert.

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I respect and admire what this bird is doing.

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first I've heard or seen of it

amazing stuff

Same here. Good post.

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ive seen her art on some advert

i think it was for hair, its sill on tv now

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^^thats what i was thinkin its like some power

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Now that is fantastic.

Hmm makes me wonder what this country will chuck up, more dancers etc, damn.

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