Photo series, artist book
Rehearsing family takes concepts of discourse, photographic media, and performative to search for a way to make changes in long-lasting, stagnant intimate relations such as family ones. If knowledge, as has been described by M. Foucault and J. Butler, could be questioned by direct experience, knowledge about yourself and people around you could be changed according to the actions which would differ from the previous ones that generated existing knowledge. Wishing to analyze the potential of such direct experience, I have decided to invite my family to a new situation and to ask every family member to suggest an activity which s/he has never been shared with the rest of us. It is hard to feel belonging to a group with which we share the only routinized experience. Motivated by the wish to find new practice and “rehears” to feel family emotions, I invited my family on a journey in which I have gathered valuable new experiences with people who I know for thirty years. After this art experiment had finished, we returned to our routine, but with the new knowledge about how things can be different, that became constitute part of our relationships.
Galerija Kranjčar, Zagreb, 2014.
MSU, ESSL art award, Zagreb, 2015.
Galerija Knežev dvor, Rab, lipanj 2015.
Lazareti, Dubrovnik, kolovoz 2015.
Mali salon, Rijeka, rujan 2015.
MKC Split, procinac 2015.
ESSL art award, nominated