In Tobačna gallery 001 Zdjelar is showing her video work Today’s motto is »Do one thing passengers that one helps« made during her residency at the Cultural Centre Tobačna 001.
"Do one thing I am one who cares" was the motto of this year's World Refugee Day and the sentence was said by a non Slovene-speaking participant of the event.
Katarina Zdjelar’s artistic practice encompasses video, sound,
Katarina Zdjelar explores processes of self-realisation with all their paradoxes, promises and failures. She works with non-authoritarian and marginal voices (children, amateurs, immigrants) who are in the process of training or acquiring a new language or skill.
Language learning is of particular significance for Zdjelar as this is a codified method of cultural integration not only involving a symbolic »rite of passage« of the uprooted individual, but also the very material and corporeal affects shaping this »speaking body«.
Looking at these procedures of moulding an individual or a group of people, her interest lies in one’s participation in the production of neutrality. It is when this participation is joined with a resistance to adapt, that a third possibility is born. What concerns Zdjelar is the new subject that is born out of such often physically and psychologically challenging and painful processes of transformation, such as in the video piece Today's motto is »Do one thing passengers that one helps« made in Ljubljana during her residency at CC Tobačna 001.
Production: Museum and Galleries of LjubljanaExhibition curator: Alenka TrebušakArtist: Katarina ZdjelarCamera recording: Katarina Zdjelar, Vladan Jankovic, Mirwais TokhiSound recording: Maziar AfrassiabiMake up: Vanja DjuranText: Alenka GregoričDesign: Ajdin BašićPhotography: Matevž PaternosterRealisation of the exibition: Technical Service MGMLThe exhibition was made possible by: City of Ljubljana, Department for CultureThis work was made possible with: the kind support of Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunst AmsterdamExhibition donator: Tobačna Ljubljana, d.d.
Thank you A.V.A Ljubljana, Azilni center Ljubljana and to all individuals who supported and appeared in the film. Special thanks to Mirwais, Farhad, Rosham and Rahim.
Exhibition space is open according to exhibitions:
Monday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed