Precarious Adaptations

Precarious Adaptations
2011

Installation with purpose-built set, video, drawings, prints and sound
Cultural Centre Belgrade
A collaboration with Siniša Ilić
Guest on the project: Jelena Vesić

The gallery is a compartmentalized series of spaces, and works within those, which ask you to draw links between the various images, objects and others; between the painting you saw then, the text you’re reading now, and the object that’s on the other side of the wall.
Alongside the omnipresent disaster there are also the signs of a ruin. Amongst the maze there are elements which point to the archeology of the recent past, as well as elements which offer starting points for an archaeology of the future.

The authors’ previous collaborations dealt with notions of the invisible and ongoing disaster, a state, which is not exclusive to the outside, but an inner and pervasive state.

Disaster is not understood as a dramatic sequence of events, neither it is a surprise; it is a stable state which we inhabit, perhaps too late searching for the causes, trying to connect with just past events. The authors are not problematising the disaster as a utopian or romantic promise of catharsis, the announcement of a ‘new’ social space, but as a ‘common’ space, the one which surrounds us, the one which we inhabit, in which we live and work, complex, unorganized, disorientating, without traces of defined meaning, directions or references. The nature of the disaster alluded to here is political, ecological, emotional, and yet to happen.

Precarious Adaptations
2011

From the series of six giclée prints, framed, no glass
44 x 57 x 5,7cm (framed)
Cultural Centre Belgrade