Surely, the revolutionary context played its role in the emergence of Cxema, even though it’s quite hard to fully define the main drivers. On the one hand, a post-revolutionary economic crisis and the threat of the real war both led to the common confusion and vacuum in Kiev’s cultural and nightlife landscape. Along with other progressive initiatives, we decided to fill this vacuum according to our preferences: spacious dance floors, best local musicians and DJs, quality sound. No wonder it has attracted so much attention, since it’s not the first time rave culture gains popularity and goes viral during crisis of different nature. It has happened in '80s Western Europe, then in '90s post-Soviet society, etc.
On the other hand, from the very beginning Cxema initiated collaborations with Kiev’s cultural medium: architects, designers, artists, art critics. We believe that due to this, Cxema became a self-proclaimed territory, a scene where different young creatives meet and communicate. They have total freedom, and at least retroactively we can see an ideological reference to Ukrainian Maidan.