Edin Numankadić “Traces”

Summer Garden Ćulhan (Sarajevo)
August 11-16, 1997


Pebbles from the Adriatic Sea are placed on a mirror and covered with piece of glass on which is written a sentence from Musil’s “Diaries“ of 1918. It says: “Spiritual victory is indeed more terrible than victory won by weapons.“ During the most recent war, objects found by chance in the artist’s atelier become the only witnesses to his existence, his bond with the outside world and previous life. “Traces“ are materialized memories. Sea pebbles placed on the old stone wall of the Ćulhan join two memories, or two remaining elements in two natural-cultural contexts.