Never Walk Alone

I heard the song You’ll Never Walk Alone for a first time in the late eighties during the broadcast of one of the matches of the football club Liverpool. The choral singing of the audience and the melody that roared trough Anfield largely determined my growing up and the shirt which I got at my insistence shortly after the broadcast, remained as an artifact of this early fascination. This very shirt which I have owned for three decades now served as a basic for the creation of the work Never Walk Alone. The print applied to the fabric, the clenched fist with a red and white scarf, below which is written You’ll newer walk alone, moves in artificial conditions and simulates the movement of a flag in the wind. The video is displayed on a monitor which is fixed to the fence which serves to guide the audience on commercial events or for preventing demonstrators to break through a certain space. The situation in which the artifacts from the past “moves” and simulates the monumental show of a flag in the wind mounted on a metal barricade, demystifies the fragility of a symbol as well as the implication it potentially produces in an individual or in certain systems.

2016
Video, 17’00” looped, displayed on a metal fence, dimension variable
Exhibition The Image, Contemporary Gallery, Zrenjanin, Serbia

Exhibition photos: © Nemanja Knežević and extract of the video, 50”

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