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saray in a minute

I’ve edited a short version of my exhibition “Saray”, with a song from an south-african musician Steve Newman. enjoy!

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SARAY

SARAY is a video installation about the memory process, the memory codes and genetic memory. It relates our ancestors and how we can feel nostalgic about a place or a moment that we never saw or lived before. Unifying my abilities as an art director, production designer and also video maker,  I’ve developed this work from a research trip to Sarajevo where my grandmother and great-grandmother were born, and linked my own past with the way our brain storage of long-term and short-term memory.

This video shows the opening night of the exhibition edited with some of the images that were at the TV’s. The exhibition was part of  Braziliality,  a non-for-profit cross-cultural project, showcasing artworks from Brazilian artists and the art from international artists inspired by Brazil, creating a 360 degrees perspective of the contemporary Brazilian art and culture influence. Our mission is to support new art particularly using technology and new talents that are inspired and related to Brazil.

sarajevo

For the video installation “SARAY” that I am working on and will have the exhibition in may, I went to Sarajevo for a week for a site research based on my family history, as my grandmother and great grandmother were from there.
I had the pleasure to have the company of the cinematography Azul Serra who was there to register the project; as well my mother and my sister Sula were there to join the “returning to the origin” kind of trip.

here there is some pictures from the trip:


and for more pics there is the link on Azul Serra’s website: www.azulserra.com/sarajevo/

memory

ancestral lines cannot be broken. without them there is no childhood. without them there can be no right dreams. The river flows, it is continually changing, continually moving, yet it is always a river. Now, before, after. As such, so it is the line from you to your ancestors, for outside the physical there is an unbroken thread. IT CANNOT BE SEEN,  YET CAN BE FELT. You may call it a déja-vu, an unconscious sense of familiarity about certain place or circumstance. You may call it a certain yearning for certain foods, for certain experiences, for a certain type of person. you may call it your “NATURE”.

Bill Viola – note – february 19, 1977

I am currently working on a video installation that will be exhibited on 13th of may at a 16mm cafe and gallery in Soho. It is about the memory process through generations and the sensation of being nostalgic about something you never lived, just because your ancestors have lived.

My work started with me going to SARAJEVO where my grandmother was born and lived her childhood, exploring the space with video and sound recordings to be developed into a video installation.

From this research trip I came out with two different videos that helped me to create the final piece.

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