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Color Bar
Installation (2007)
Piece woven from plastic bags
2.00 x 1.50 x 0.05 m.
Light(s) from behind

Exhibition
: Visual arts at BELEF, Belgrade Summer Festival
Location
: Park at Kalemegdan fortress, Belgrade, Serbia
Working period: July 25th till 29th
Exhibition period:
July 30th till August 12th
Curators: Darka Radosavljevic and Maja Ciric
Co-curator: Nebojsa Milikic
Production: Mirjana Stojadinovic and Sasa Nenadovic
Weaving assistants: Nikola Stojkovic, Nemanja Vidakovic, Natalija Klepic, Damir Sehic, Milutin Beslic
Technical assistancants: Mirko Radosavljevic, Slobodan Krstevski, Nikola Vokic, Milos Dobric

Further exhibitions:
2007 Archiware, Utrecht, November 9 till December 15
2007 Salon 2007, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, October 19 till November 4
2007 Petersburg studios, Amsterdam, September 15

Press:
BELEF journal at Metropolis television Serbia
Daily journal at RTS (Radio Televizija Srbija)

The photos at the right side show the piece in Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam (1&2), the installation in the Kazemates in Belgrade (3&4) and the bags before, during and after use. The last pictures are the making of the Color Bar.

Recycling thin plastic bags from Belgrade.
I've been weaving the piece Color Bar during 5 days at the BELEF festival.  While working with these colorful bags in public space, in the park near the Military museum, I had many conversations with people passing by. Often helped with translations from the Serbian assistants, we talked about plastic in the broadest sense of the word: from plastic polluting the environment till commercial television in public space. The interaction with the audience was part of the piece at the festival.

I have been collecting the Belgrade bags in summer 2005 and spring 2006 and took them to the Netherlands. Summer 2007 I returned them to Belgrade. Together with the bags the festival collected during some months, I made this piece. The Color Bar contains an estimated 800 bags. Since plastic takes 80 years to disintegrate, the piece will last approx. 80 years.

I was invited due to the residency Belgrade Correspondent at the REX in summer 2005.

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