The Dome, 2009

 

 

In the single-channel video projection, I explore an ambivalent inner architecture through the eye of the camera. I wander around almost empty space, undertaking an existentialist search that seems to discover nothing else but my own shadow and occasionally the scattered dusty coat of arms of a once existing state. The space however has a seductive character that is embodied in indifferent structure that disguises its monumental exterior and its most striking feature - the dome. Yet, the dome belongs to the Parliament building that was built in the early beginnings of the 20th century. Its construction started when merely the notion of Yugoslav state existed but later on it served to 4 different countries that carried on the idea of Yugoslavia. The idea of utopian state remained in the 20th century, while its insignia were left in the dome.