Jeanne Finley and Lynne Sachs – House of drafts

June 20 – July 02, 2001

“Non-fiction imagination”- video workshop by Jeanne Finley and Lynne Sachs  (USA), with assistance of Dunja Blažević (SCCA) and Enes Zlatar (SCCA)

Participating artists from Sarajevo: Larisa Hasanbegović, Adla Isanović, Timur Makarević, Enes Zlatar, Muhidin Tvico and Alma Suljević

Outcome: video project House of Drafts

The “draft,” or “promaha” in Bosnian, is the wind that blows through your house when two windows are open on opposite sides of the room. Some say that such a breeze, should it tangle with your hair, blow over bare feet or brush across your skin, is sure to make you ill. Any number of possible maladies are inevitable should you go out with damp hair, or let the draft come through the window and fall upon you. During the siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990’s there was no heat in the buildings and the constant mortar bombardment shook all the glass from the window frames. Despite the plastic or wood boards used to cover these empty frames, the draft had free reign through the city. Thus, the House of Drafts is vulnerable to the gifts and the dangers carried by the wind.

There were eight residents in our House of Drafts during one month, and each of them made his/hers own video contribution to the House of Drafts.