Artists:Pavel Brăila, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Alexandra Croitoru, István Csákány, Biljana Djurdjević, Igor Grubić, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Magdalena Jetelová, Mladen Miljanović, Julian Palacz, Lazar Pejović, Tadej Pogačar, Jürgen Böhm, Ivan Bazak, Irina Ozarinskaya, Nikolay Karabinovych
Putting myself in a position of an artist as a moderator and a subject of emancipation who as his basic ground takes negative forms of history and uses art as a means of sublimation of those forms. Gathering that certain group of population which is the most sensible spot of social trauma caused by consequences of the war in BiH. And that are people with invalidity coming from all three ethnic groups, who have missing body parts from fighting one another in that war.
This happening gathered 12 participants and lasted 4 days. Participants dealt with creative works and 80% of them are people with missing body parts lost during the war. On that happening around 20 pictures and sculptures was created. Most of the participants never went to art school and their creativity is mostly product of discharging of the psychical energy though the work as a sublimate object. Knowing that their works will be publicly presented and that this gathering has connections and similarities to art colonies of higher rate of cultural events, has contributed to decreasing of the tensions caused by yesterdays trauma caused by their enemies. Neurosis and excitation has now occurred for the proving of their personal creative abilities and their public presentation. And this whole time and space event had as a goal a quest to turn the attention from social/ethnic differences or to ironically play with them for a while.
The dose of the utilitarism within art and it’s pluralistic intention to do an interactive relation of the artist and the viewers, in this case, characterized as sublimating negative forms of the past and society through art.
Lake “Balkana”, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 2005