2011, installation, variable dimensions
The work Blueprint by Dusica Drazic questions contemporary changes in the urban planning of the city, perceiving them as part of a collective and individual memory. It looks at the role of a location in defining personal identities and identities of local communities. With the installation Blueprint Drazic not only addresses the socio-economical context of the transformation and disappearance of old Belgrade districts, but also points to the ways in which these changes influence the relationship between a resident and the city. By reconstructing the moment of disappearance and demolition of a typical family house, Drazic tries to capture a moment of change. The moment when an old house disappears and a new emptiness appears. By transporting the rubble of what used to be a home and covering the floor of the gallery with it, she asks the visitor to walk over the remains of someone else’s private and personal space. In this way Drazic constructs a temporary “archeological” site where we can find or dig out traces of the past.
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The exhibition BLUEPRINT is a part of the project MEMORY OF THE CITY organized and produced by Kulturklammer and Brunch, in partnership with the Cultural Center of Belgrade.
This project has been supported by: Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade | ERSTE Foundation | Fund for an Open Society | Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society | Municipality of Vracar | The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia