action, objects, photography
Zagreb 13:25 consists of banners made with children’s hand-writing and a photograph showing five girls from back carrying the banners on the main square of Zagreb, at 13:25. The banners are placed in the gallery like in the storage, available to be used in the future, while the photograph shows the last occasion in which they were used.
The work deals with practicing critical thinking, citizens’ rights and obligations, and how this is being neglected by institutional education. It poses a question of priorities of the new generations and mechanisms that raise them. Throughout the time of conceiving and executing the action, processes such as learning through direct experience, collaborating, finding ways to rethink dominant narrative, using available materials to express an opinion, sharing them in the physical space with public, were practiced among the participants. By staging the action in the public space, direct emancipated behavior was performed in front of a broad range of citizens.
The work was made in collaboration with youngsters that were interested in accepting the invitation to gather to think around feminist and environmental issues. A special contribution to the gathering was the story Gvalup by Tamara Bakran that deals with these topics. Zagreb 13:25 was made as a part of the group show Midterm that was curated by WHW.
Photo credits: Jakub Danilewicz