After an old house in Belgrade was demolished, all the rubble was transported to the gallery. The entire space was thus filled with the remnants of another house. Visitors were invited to walk over this rubble and look for traces of the past lives that were lived inside these broken walls.
“The work “Blueprint” by Dušica Dražić questions contemporary changes in the urban planning of the city, perceiving them as part of a collective and individual memory. It looks at the role of a location in defining personal identities and identities of local communities. With the installation “Blueprint” Dražić not only addresses the socioeconomic context of the transformation and disappearance of old Belgrade districts, but also points to the ways in which these changes influence the relationship between a resident and the city. By reconstructing the moment of disappearance and demolition of a typical family house, Dražić tries to capture a moment of change. The moment when an old house disappears and a new emptiness appears. By transporting the rubble of what used to be a home and covering the floor of the gallery with it, she asks the visitor to walk over the remains of someone else’s private and personal space. In this way Dražić constructs a temporary “archeological” site where we can find or dig out traces of the past.”
(Excerpt from the text)
Special thanks to: Aleksandra Estela Bjelica Mladenović, Miroslav Karić, Miloš Tomić, KulturKlammer