Void, border, passage (Bosanski Brod, excuse me, Brod); 2012.; art installation and documentary photography; 250 x 200 cm; sticky paper and scissors. Installation view, Gallery for the Young Artist MCUT, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Void, border, passage (Bosanski Brod, sorry, Brod) represents absurdity of a border crossing and also shows mixing of identities between cities. By mixing those identities, personal identities of citizens are starting to fade, which is best shown by losing its prefix. This piece refers to a place called Brod, a place which is located at the border in the marginal area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a place which had many different names through history. Bosanski Brod, Srpski Brod and finally, just plain and simple, Brod. It borders with a city called Slavonski Brod, which is located in Croatia, a place with similar history, which causes confusion and a sense of unawareness towards the city Brod. Visually, Brod is shown through coupons to emphasize his visibility or lack thereof, those are void, border and passage. Absurdity of losing the prefix can also be seen by introduction of legal penalties for using the prefix in the amount which can be between 5 – 20 thousand BAM. Perhaps, even more absurd is the fact that you can see a panel located at the entrance to the city which has never been changed and you can see the remnants of the old prefixes (Bosanski, Srpski) which were painted over.