2 objects and 2 poems
Skirt recreated by Milan Senić for exhibition in Duplex 100m2 Gallery
Embroidery by Ferida Duraković for exhibition in Duplex 100m2 Gallery
Skirt and embroidery by Matic Hrovat for exhibition in Cultural Center Tobačna 001
Work is based on stories about lives of 2nd world war heroines from Bosnia and Herzegovina found in the book “Heroines” (“Žene heroji”, edited by Mila Beoković in 1967), namely Marija Bursać and Ravijojla Rava Janković. According to the testimonies in the book, Marija Bursać made a first village flag out of her red silk skirt she wore only once. In contrast, Ravijojla Janković sewed herself a skirt out of a silk of an enemy parachute.
Exhibition set up Real but not true, curated by Alenka Trebušak,
Cultural Center Tobačna 001, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017
Arhiv Muzeja i galerija grada Ljubljane, fotograf Andrej Peunik
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Exhibition set up Real but not true, curated by Pierre Courtin
Gallery Duplex100m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017
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Poems are inspired by the real stories about Marija Bursać and Rava Janković, written by Danijela Dugandžić and Andreja Dugandžić and edited by artist.
Imala sam suknju.
Od crvene svile suknju.
Jednom sam je nosila.
Nisu to bila vremena za
a i omladina sela nije imala zastavu.
Rasporila sam svoju
i žutim koncem izvezla
Na idućem sreskom zboru moja se
vijorila na čelu kolone.
I had a skirt.
A skirt made of red silk.
Only once I wore it.
Those were not times for
and the youth of my village did not have their flag.
I ripped my skirt
and with yellow thread I embroidered
On the next county choir, my red
waved at the head of the column.
Jednog dana, dok sam
zadovoljna koračala u novoj
što sam je od padobranske svile sašila,
susrela sam druga suborca,
Začuđen me pogledao i pitao šta će meni
kad je nijedna drugarica ne nosi.
A meni se sviđala
I padobranska svila.
Sjetila me na grad i da ću tamo ići.
Da ću biti lijepo obučena.
One day as I
marched spritely in the new
that I sewed out of parachute silk,
I met a fellow soldier,
Amazed, he looked at me and asked why the
when no other comrades wear it.
I liked the
and the parachute silk.
I dreamt about going to town – that I
would go there
and be nicely dressed
Ravijojla Rava Janković