agreement

Collaboration with Alban Muja

video 5’18

“SPEAK UP” project, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, 2004

It’s a composition that derived from the cooperation of two artists? Who, though not using their own language, understood each-other from their attitude and behavior? Through this video-composition, during their very spontaneous conversation, artists, wanted to highlight the importance of language, but also the contrast - the will to reach an agreement. According to them, independent of language, things can be still achieved if there is will for.
This video comes from their place of origin-Balkans, known for its frequent disputes, though languages and habits of people were similar.

www.albanmuja.com

From the catalog "1:1, the interpersonal in contemporary art" HDLU (Croatian Association of Artists), Zagreb

"...Naziv video rada „Dogovor“ postaje ironicni komentar situacije u kojoj se cini kako se dvoje prijatelja, susrevši se na obicnoj svakodnevnoj kavi, savršeno razumiju. Pokazuje se ipak da je komunikacijski kanal zapravo posve prazan, odnosno preciznije, forma razmjene je tu, ali je jezik razlicit. Odaslanu poruku onaj tko bi je trebao primiti tumaci u svojem osobnom komunikacijskom kontekstu. Uspostavlja se pitanje možemo li uop?e jedan drugoga razumjeti?..."

text by Evelina Turkovic