Ata Omerbašić “Longing”

Summer Garden Ćulhan (Sarajevo)
July 31 – August 05, 1997


„Longing“ is one of the works which incorporates the idea of water, an element inseparable from the Ćulhan, the old public bath in Baščaršija. Empty  fire hoses hopelessly appeal for water that is not used in present-day Ćulhan as it formerly was in the 16th century. „Longing“ recalls the long-ago abandoned purpose of this place, and the recent wartime tragedy of Sarajevo in which hundreds of people lost their lives in the search for water.