NEWS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

BOSNIAN VIDEOART CAFÉ

Moskou Festival #2
22 June 2019 
Saturday, from 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Place Marie Janson / Marie Jansonplein
Munthofstraat / Rue Hôtel des Monnaies
Brussels, Belgium  

Video artists: Nada Arnaut, Igor Bošnjak, Mladen Bundalo, Lana Čmajčanin, Ibro Hasanović, Mladen Miljanović, Mila Panić, Saša Tatić

Café-mill and curator Mladen Bundalo

An uncertain journey into the deep culture propelled by video art screening and boosted by a freshly milled café.

We start by milling and baking the café, then we dive into the taste of Bosnian café and its ritualistic elements, then we slide into conversation, memories, stories, all the way down to art gossips and armchair philosophy. As it is recommended for boosting the experience of any Bosnian café ritual, we have our TV playing simultaneously. However, instead of popular soap operas, we prevent any foam appearance during our encounter by watching (and being watched by) video art created by artists coming from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Those video works will be our direct link to a submerged landscape of Bosnian-Herzegovinian in particular, Balkan in relative, and cultural in general notion. We will be adopted by visual and dialogical branes which are rendering: a floating identities (Nada Arnaut); a future war-hero monument (Igor Bošnjak); an autoethnography of travelogue (Mladen Bundalo); a cartographic geometry of time (Lana Čmajčanin); a persistence of incomplete images (Ibro Hasanović); sounds of homeland’s heterotopia (Mladen Miljanović); invisible eyes around a dining table (Mila Panić); and a phenomenology of entrepreneurship (Saša Tatić).

For those who manage to withstand the caffeine rush, conversation’s uncertainty, and ideas behind video artworks, we complete our altered, cultural encounter by famous fortune-telling from fildžan (café cup).