Enthusiasm for Big Illusions, 2019
The idea of the project installation named ”Enthusiasm for the Big Illusions” represents the most frequent paroles and slogans of the period of socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina, in wider context ex-Yugoslavia. This period is remembered as one of the enthusiastic, period of ”brotherhood and unity”, which seems to had its true meaning only in the period of antifascist national liberation war for 1941.-1945.
Paroles represent one of the important aspects of every day social life. These paroles were written at many buildings facades, as a task of propaganda for young members of antifascist movement. Further more paroles became words of masses, they were proclaimed in schools, at working places, described in the songs, they straiten patriotic belief, and people believe in them. Very rarely today these paroles still exist at some places.
Even thou, its continuation more or less, carry on after death of Tito, it turned out to be just illusions, utopia for a better life.
Even in the context of the today’s situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this installation criticises lack of sense for brotherhood and unity, which is missing, and some of these paroles we can still fined very true or sarcastic.
The installation was a part of an art commission The Living Museum, and the exhibition"Contemporary Contexts: Re-imagining Socialist Images", organized by Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina & University of Arts London, King Collage London,