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I'm like you

Aluminium, automotive paint, 125 x 200 x 5 cm

Both in the case of Sunset and I’m like you, landscape served as a basis around which the textual narrative was built. Both works come to life as an error by manual repetition and aim to increase the artificiality in creating an image out of a motive originating in nature.An aluminium panel treated with colours normally used on cars, polished to a high gloss, is transformed into a blue sky horizon. The horizon conceals a quotation from Future of Nostalgia (2005), a book by Svetlana Bojm. Champagne bottles placed on the floor of the gallery further emphasise the situation in which the problems of alienation in immigration are solved, if only for a moment.

I am a Berliner, he told me in Russian. I feel good here. But now I go back to Mongolia every summer.  I am  like you. If I go there I feel like a tourist and if I stay here I feel like a tourist. You know how I get out of this? I fly Berlin-Ulan Bator on Air France. They have the best Champagne.

Exhibition Ruins of Future Utopia, Eugster || Belgrade, Serbia
Photo: © Ivan Zupanc, © Andrija Rančić