Izeta Građević “Untitled”

Summer Garden Ćulhan (Sarajevo)
July 29- August 03, 1997


This work speaks about Sarajevo in a manner deprived of history, naming and the institutionalized sentimentality which is attached to its name. For a sound portrait of Sarajevo, the author chose familiar and everyday sounds which, recorded in various locations in the city, are broadcast in the empty „room“ – the thick-walled Ćulhan. The room becomes a stage in which a dormitory mattress is placed. Freshly dressed in oilcloth, which meaning we connect with privacy-individuality, the mattress loses its sense of the public-collective. Whether it is a sculpture or a bed or a simple place to sit and listen to the audio track – the public decides.