Balkan Shadows

Balkan Shadows
B&W video, 20’’ loop, 2012
In grooving up Amid the Historical Mysteries of Proximity, ITS Z1, Belgrade, 2012
Who Left/What Behind, Center for Contemporary Art, Ankara, 2012
Neighborhood X.O, Media Art in Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Goethe Institute, Ankara, 2012

Because night has fallen and the barbarians have not come.
And some who have just returned from the border say
there are no barbarians any longer.

And now, what’s going to happen to us without barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution. 

C.P. Cavafy

While traveling in Balkans I was mostly impressed by the fact that the history of one country is always overlapping with the next one. Independence day of the one country is probably the morning day of the other. The shadows of history are transparently crossing the borders and bounding the countries in a weird way. 'Balkan Shadows' is a video work formed by a collection of shadow pictures from Balkans transparently overlapping. 

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