Adela Jušić: When I Die, You Do Whatever You Want!

Video exhibition opening: Adela Jušić (BiH), Micheline Durocher (CAN)

Video exhibition opening

Adela Jušić (BiH), Micheline Durocher (CAN)

Adela Jušić: When I die, you can do what you want! (2011, 20’)
Adela Jušić will present her video When I die, you can do what you want (Kad ja umrem, radite šta hoćete!). The video shows an artist (only her hands are visible) dying her grandmother’s hair. The grandmother is looking directly into the camera for the whole time. The sound is detached from her, consisting of a whispering narration that sounds like the grandmothers’ thoughts. The narrative consists of grandmothers’ memoirs, gathered and reconstructed by the artist who made the video after her grandmother’s death.

Adela Jušić (BiH) works primarily with video. Socially engaged and rooted in personal experiences, her artistic practice revolve around the subject of the war in Bosnia, the position of women in war, and the religion and tradition in which she grew up. Jušić recently started a collaboration with Sarajevo-based artist Lana Čmajčanin tackling the question of self-presentation in the art market. She has exhibited in many international exhibitions including Spain, Germany, Colombia, Italy, France and Slovenia.

In BSH with English subititles.

Micheline Durocher: Lapse (2011, 1’32’’)

Micheline Durocher will present her video Lapse, where gearing up to perform, wearing a white retro bathing cap and silver eyelashes, the swimmer displays the sparkle of performance. Nevertheless, as the music progresses, her set of meticulously choreographed movements, fluid at first, become erratic and break down. Her aim is to portrait desire as a form of communication and language, and to portrait the visible signs of the body as the construction of a visual language.

Micheline  Durocher (CAN) is a visual artist and film-maker currently residing in Montreal. She creates short videos that stage small existential scenarios in fictional settings. The procedure that underlies her work consists of an exploration of the performing  body in order to create an interface of fictional, subjective elements where Durocher is the subject, the model and the actor-artist. Her portraits  diverge at times into absurd humour,  awkwardness, often skirting voyeurism and bemused failures.  Her work has been screened at many festivals and galleries including events in Australia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Canada, Croatia, Russia and Mexico.

Gallery opening hours: March 8th– 10th, 7:00-21:00

SOT-24,5 Club, Metelkova mesto
March 8th, 20:00
Video exhibition opening: Adela Jušić (BiH), Micheline Durocher (CAN)
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