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details from SARAY

The exhibition of the work ‘Saray’ consisted not only on the 7 TV’s but also a sound installation which was going on a loop on the same room, headphones connected with one of the TV’s where the audience could hear bits of memories, and also the photographs which were sawed @

the performance (on TV’s) together with some letters written by my grandmother. The letters were all written in croatian so I couldn’t properly understand what was written, and the address from Sarajevo doesn’t exists anymore after the siege on the 90’s.

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Observation of the Observation

This installation is part of the video sculpture ‘Crucifixion of the Identity’ for both works have to do with crosses.
The closed-circuit video installation called Observation of Observation – Uncertainty (1973) produced a self-image of the spectator that mirrored them from a different point of view but never through the laws of physical mirroring. In a similar manner to his previous work the distortion of the self through the self-representation, or more particularly the diverse expectation and novel observation of the self, generated a shifted self-consciousness.
Weibel: ‘The cameras and monitors are juxtaposed in such a way that the viewers are unable to see themselves from the front, no matter how much they twist and turn. The self-observers see different parts of their bodies, but never their faces. Shut inside a room, every point in the room is the observers jailer, perspective of their deathly fate.’

library of babel

here is another installation that I’ve created. It was done last year, but only the model has been realized.

It is based on a short-story by Jorge Luis Borges, “the library of babel”

The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings. From any of the hexagons one can see, interminably, the upper and lower floors. The distribution of the galleries is invariable. Twenty shelves, five long shelves per side, cover all the sides except two; their height, which is the distance from floor to ceiling, scarcely exceeds that of a normal bookcase. One of the free sides leads to a narrow hallway which opens onto another gallery, identical to the first and to all the rest. To the left and right of the hallway there are two very small closets. In the first, one may sleep standing up; in the other, satisfy one’s fecal necessities. Also through here passes a spiral stairway, which sinks abysmally and soars upwards to remote distances. In the hallway there is a mirror which faithfully duplicates all appearances. Men usually infer from this mirror that the Library is not infinite (if it were, why this illusory duplication?); I prefer to dream that its polished surfaces represent and promise the infinite … Light is provided by some spherical fruit which bear the name of lamps. There are two, transversally placed, in each hexagon. The light they emit is insufficient, incessant.

video installation

Here it is my idea for my video installation at the moment. it consists on 7 televisions on which 3 short videos will be screened, about memory process and my nostalgia about Sarajevo. Also will be 4 speakers in a room with the sound that I recorded in Sarajevo and have edited already.

The footage I’ve got in Bosnia won’t be used in the videos; it is much more about the symbolism of memory than the images that I’ve got there. I am working on these videos now and editing it.

Also at the moment I am struggling to get the 7 television together with 7 DVD players to be able to make it work.

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