2-channel video installation, HD video, sound, 6:12 min
Retelling # 1 is a 2-channel video installation, with one image and one text projection. The text in the video consists of material from interviews with the artist´s parents, in which they describe the first asylum center they arrived to after fleeing the civil war in Bosnia. Along the physical descriptions of the place, the text describes actions their children performed in the described spaces. In the text, the characters are referred to as "you"
HD video, 13;16 min, B&W print, sound
In "Citanje (Reading)" a voice (the voice of the addressee) is heard reading a letter. The letter is sent by the artist´s father and narrates his escape from Bosnia during the conflict in the 90s. The reader's voice is marked by mispronunciations, stuttering, slips and repetitions and his inability to properly speak his native language hints at the trans generational effects of historical violence.
"Citanje (Reading)" - Excerpt 2:10 mins
SD-video, 16;12 min, sound
In "Prevodenje (Translation)" a simultaneous translation is being performed for the camera. A conversation between the performer´s father and the performer is being listened to and translated from Bosnian to English and Norwegian. The struggle with the translation process becomes apparent on the translator´s body as he searches for words, gesticulates, tries to catch up with the ongoing conversation, corrects himself etc. The narrative deals with the history of the conflict in Ex-Yugoslavia, his father´s memories and the circumstances connected to his son´s name, Damir. The work deals with trans-generational transmission of trauma and remembering and forgetting across generations.
"Prevodenje (Translation)" - Excerpt 3:50 mins
Video installation, dimensions variable, sound
In "Reenactment/Process" four young people read trial transcripts from the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia) The contributors are all originally from Ex-Yugoslavia, representing every ethnicity involved in the conflict in the early 90s. After each reading, the participants spontaneously engaged in longer conversations about the effect of the conflict and the various generational divides and frictions between their own generation and their parents´ relating to this history.