selected works

[In]Corporeal Architecture

(Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria 2018 – ongoing)

[In]Corporeal Architecture is a project that allows you to visit other people’s homes without leaving your home. It is a collection of guided walks through houses and apartments in different cities around the world. People who live on different continents, in different countries and different cities, donated stories about their homes and themselves. You are invited to visit as many spaces as you wish. People whose homes you are visiting will take you on a tour, and ask you to walk through their spaces and look through their windows and balconies. The project is a continuation of the art-experiment that was conducted for my PhD research. In the art-experiment, I shared my childhood home with other people.
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Clothed Paintings II

(Reflektor Gallery, Uzice, Serbia, 2017)

Clothed Paintings is a collaborative project with painter Aleksandar Dimitrijevic.

In the second iteration (2017), our focus expanded to include architectural aspects: space-making and the body as an architectural element. We used deconstructed clothes as a canvas for two large paintings and as wearable objects attached to the long textile strips. Unlike the first interaction, Clothed Paintings II invited visitors to engage more closely with the artwork and to play with the re-attachable strips and exhibited pieces of clothing. With each interaction, visitors were creating a new space. Each time they tried on the clothes, they became part of the art-work and architectural element in the newly created space.
Photo: Dejan Klement
Support by: Textil

Ekskrecija / Excretion

(Reflektor Gallery, Uzice, Serbia, 2017)

Location: river Djetinja, close to former textile company “Cveta Dabic”, Uzice.
Context: My earliest memories of Djetinja are from the late 80s when waste water from “Cveta Dabic” used to dye the river in different colours. River Djetinja was dammed in 1983, near the village of Vrutci, 12 km from the city. Water from the lake was used to supply Uzice with drinking water for the next few decades. In late 2013, as a consequence of red algae and cyanobacteria bloom, lake Vrutci was “contaminated”. The city, with 70 000 people, was left without drinking water for few weeks, and new water supply source had to be found. Red algae are still present in Djetinja, and even though “Cveta Dabic” has been closed for years, river is still, from time to time, changing its colour to red.
Concept: Danica Karaičić
Video: Dejan Klement, Marijana Ćurčić
Editor: Miloš Vučićević

Take Away Space

(Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, 2017)

Take Away Space was an experimental installation that examined methods for how to wear and interpret space. It was exhibited at Seventh Gallery in Melbourne in February 2017. The installation consisted of a free-standing white wall (1800 x 1500 x150 mm) made of more than two hundred kilograms of plaster bricks (150 x 150 x 300 mm). Some of the bricks had pieces of white garments embedded in them, while others had the imprint of clothing on their surface. The gallery visitors were invited to participate by breaking the wall of bricks; to chip away pieces of plaster to make jewellery, or simply to take parts of the wall they liked. I was present at the gallery each day of the exhibition, for two and half weeks. I observed activities that happened in the space: how the visitors interacted with the installation, how they moved in the space.

Clothed Paintings I

(GKC, Uzice, Serbia, 2013)

Clothed Paintings is a collaborative project with painter Aleksandar Dimitrijevic.

In the first iteration (2013), our focus was on the links between art (painting) and clothes (fashion design) created using sewing patterns – patterns as a base for painting, not just a base for apparel. Random and/or deformed templates for dresses, skirts, shirts, jackets, pants translated onto canvases create dashed-lined prints, and as such instruct the cutting of the canvas itself. Alternatively, separate fabrics are used to design garments that represent the artistic embodiment of paintings. These designed garments appear as symbols of clothes rather than the clothes itself. In this process the final results, that are a hybrid between painting and clothes, challenge consumers of art to touch, wear, hide and cover themselves up with art pieces, questioning a habitual relationship between the audience and contemporary painting. Simultaneously, interactivity, which is the product of interdisciplinary approach, creates specific mishmash of exhibition and intimate space. Photo: Miloš Cvetkovic
Support by: Textil