Artist exposes herself as a subject subjugated to capitalistic norms when constantly observed and controlled by the economy as we have become a product that could be sold on the market. What capitalism instilled in us is an absence of solidarity and presence of conformism and apathy. We are brought up with the idea that it is not necessary to modify the system. Enemies, war, the army, danger, it all exists on the abstract level of daily news, of political speeches. War is a legacy of any repression of feeling. Every war begins as an external event but already lives inside of us.
Performance is followed by an audio storyline.
(Supported and produced by KulturKontakt and Austrian Chancellery)
Credit: Vitya Glushchenko
It’s a video performance conducted as a monologue confession of a woman in early 30’s and obstacles she is dealing with. Content is touching problematic such as gender, identity, migration, and ethnicity. Biographical thoughts are exposed to the audience only with audio recording while performer in the video is slightly visible. It gives a notion of a classical portray while the mind is the main source of happening. Artist is addressing the audience with world’s issues that are still current and in meanwhile trying to escape from inner conflicts and is asking herself if she – as an individual did enough for society and if it is even possible to do so regarding personal confusion. Performance is not only personal; it is sharing common threads of today’s world and is appealing public to identify with the performer and vice versa.
ZAHIDA IS A FEMINIST
The goal of this photography series explains Đejmi Hadrović was to try to present Bosnian’s women through another aspect, an aspect that has not been dominated by the eyes of others. In the last few decades, Bosnian’s women were presented through only two images, of a victim or a housewife. She wanted to break down the stereotype of ethnicity that defines her the most because of her cultural “habitus”.
BEHIND THE VEIL
What if we could wear a veil where each individual would decide for itself how to cover the body, if so, and which part of the body could be wide open to the public? In this photography series artist exposes the body in a way to convey a passage how banal human body is – to which we normally ascribe such an importance.
Credits: Alja Ferjan, Daniel Fischer.
ALL ABOUT THE VEIL
Art students have been asked questions and their body language was observed. The main purpose of the idea was to film an experimental interview about the object so-called veil. They had to wear it in order to tell how it feels like. My personal aim of this art project was to dismantle the semantics of the veil itself and give it a new meaning. I have chosen art students because they are the specific social group that is well known for “looking outside of the box” principle. It turned out that no matter how hot topic veil on our lips is, in nowadays, we somehow tend to be oblivious toward “the Other”
Credits: Andrej Uduč
This video art deals with breaking the stereotypes of perception of Muslims. It is playing with social constructions of Islamic fundamentalism and gives a chance to another aspect of cultural manifestation. Work itself is trying to demolish the conventions and norms that society created.
The purpose of video installation is to show both sides of the ritual of clitoral circumcision, roughly speaking, the Western and Eastern world. There is a typical anthropocentric attitude toward foreign sociocultural manifestations in our society. Therefore we decided to put both on the scale image. When cutting the clitoris on the Southern hemisphere we speak of a primitive process of female genital mutilation. The “developed” West talks about the medicalization of sexuality, a medical intervention in the form of new technologies. Sexuality is a construct of beauty ideals, dictating the aestheticization of cosmetic surgery. On both sides, there is a presence of male domination, to which female members are subordinated. Superior countries, which are considered the peak of civilization, are drawing ideas from the primitive world. But unlike them, do so with technologically advanced equipment. Technological progress, however, does not also mean the mental development of mankind. Therefore, no significant difference, a foundation is unchanged in both cultural circles.
For the rest of the video works follow the artist on the link below: https://vimeo.com/user24583161