Synergies of Sarajevo – a collective artwork: expressing European identity in the eyes of the Sarajevo people, 2013 update
March 24, 2013
The project Synergies of Sarajevo – expressing European identity in the eyes of the Sarajevo people, is this year been held in Sarajevo already the second year. It is a collective artwork, created in different locations in Sarajevo and it is a part of Sarajevo winter art festival in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Keywords : Self portraits on location, photos and statements, group project, European identity, Sarajevo-Bosnia and Hercegovina, exhibition, Sarjevo Winter festival
In February (9th) 2013, already the second exhibition of the project was exhibited in the Building of EU Delegation in Sarajevo
In 2013 the project was financially supported by 21 donors from my family, friend and PHOTON gallery !
The Project is open to all who want to express their idea, or better, vision about European identity by self-portrait and statement.
The Project is performed during International Sarajevo Winter Festival
**, when Self-portrait mobile studio is located on various places in town.
: Selffish studio is developed for self portraying, in which person watch her/himself in mirror and activates camera (behind the mirror) in the moment that she/he chooses. It gives exceptional results, and that is expression of creativity and open hearted being. Official site – www.selffishstudios.com
About authors: Project is, in fact, group project.
As portraits are made by persons who create self portraits and tell their stories, project is, in fact, collective project, and all persons, participated in it, are mentioned as authors. The theme of the project was proposed by Ibrahim Spahić
/the director, the founder, the heart and the soul of the festival/, project, tools and esthetics are developed by Bojan Brecelj.
In March (19th) 2012, at the very end of Sarajevo winter festival, the first exhibition was already exposed at Bosnian Cultural Center in Sarajevo.
Selection of self portraits+statements from 300 participants/co-creators of the project in 2012, you can view here
In 2014, the exhibition of the 3-years project is planed to be exhibited also in EU Parliament in Brussels.
**The International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” is a traditional meeting place for artists and citizens from all over the world. The first “Sarajevo Winter” Festival was held from 21st December 1984 (more about festival
.It started the same year as 1984 Winter Olympics
which took place in Sarajevo. The founder, the heart and the soul of 29 years of the festival is Ibrahim Spahić
, who also gave the theme – Eu identity – for the project we’re working on now.