at REX - cultural centre B92, Belgrade
project is an interactive public art project. This is an ongoing
project, on which I am currently working in Belgrade. I intend to
further explore this theme internationally in the future.
public is invited to offer a much-loved but unusable possession
- something that has been kept for nostalgic reasons only, to be
lent to the project. I have interviewed each participant about her/his
object, documented on video. I have made a photographic impression
of each object and have listened to the stories the participants
have to tell concerning its lifespan - where, when, how it was accumulated,
how it got a particular tear or stain, why is still held onto, etc.
An object can be "Immortalized" on the spot and taken
away, it can be lent to the project for its duration, or if allowed,
it can be to be permanently altered- I have preserved some objects
a simple studio located at Rex. Participants have visited me here
and I have also gone out into the field, for instance, I have visited
a high school and have been invited to visit a senior center, a
Jewish community center and a youth center, interviewing and photographing
Monday, October 6 there will be an exhibition. An accumulation of
photographic images, video footage, objects, both transformed and
in their original states, will make up the presentation. Each participant
will be given a souvenir photographic copy of her/his object(s).
The participants and public are encouraged to bear witness to the
work that we will have created together.
will continue in the future, with documentation from the previous
Immortalization Project(s) being shown each time, so that an 'sociological'/'anthropological'
analysis can be made by the viewers.
deals with memory, pseudo-scientific archaeology, histories of objects,
nostalgia, creation and transformation. This project attempts to
piece together objects, their stories, and their "owners"
stories, retracing memories. The objects (and with anticipation
their tales) are captured in images, and transformed into small
has its own unique demographic pattern(s), character(s), history(ies),
or (and)personality(ies) evident not only in the objects offered
for Immortalization, but also those absent. There are many stories
to tell, both profound and quotidian. My intent is to create a place
for the community to be willing to tell- through their personal
objects and the opportunity to interact with the piece and with