PROJECTS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

A Change Is Gonna Come II

HD Video │ 20ʼ10” │ sound │ color │ 2018

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In the video, approaching this horizon, we hear the monologue written by playwright Olga Dimitrijević. Starting from the assumption that there is no innocent landscape, the text reflects on different experiences of the sea and the landscape, focusing on uncanny relation between sea as the site of leisure and beauty, and sea as the mass grave. The sea is not only a tourist destination, it is a political landscape on which the divisions among national territories are drawn up. It is also a migration road, the only road to get to another shore, and it has become a mass grave for many who put all their hopes into this final journey. The sea horizon is also a philosophical-poetic landscape and a zone of contemplation that puts into question geopolitical divisions and power mechanisms that determine the constructions of identities and territories. Symbolically, in contradiction with an almost unchanged and static landscape, the title itself implies transformation, as well as it provokes questioning about the meaning of geopolitical and climatic changes. At the same time, it offers a possibility of imagining a new space, a signal for the politics of hope and its utopian inscriptions.

Camera by Lana Čmajčanin
Editing by Lana Čmajčanin
Monologue written by Olga Dimitrijević
Sound design and music by Ognjen Šavija
Voice by Jelena Ilić
Sound recording by Goran Antović
Translation by Vesna Strika

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