From ancient times to the present day ancestors have always had an important place in society. Every family has its own history. The history and stories of our ancestors is transmitted from generation to generation remaining so in family memory. By telling family stories each generations influence their descendants, consciously or unconsciously in a way programming them. The words that are pronounced become the fabric of life.
This polyptych has 4 parts (148 x 352 cm). Each work consists of different transformed elements, but all elements are connected to history of my family. First work is made of recycled documents such as passports, id cards, birth certificates, military ID, health insurance card, legal documents and so on. Second work is made of recycled family photos. Third and fourth work is made of text that includes family stories that artist wrote down while listening family members. The difference between third and fourth work is that in one there is possibly to read text and in another is not. All elements for each work were copied 1000 times, printed and transformed.
Thank you for your trust
dimensions: different – 5 parts : 28 x 22 cm, 2 parts: 28 x 20 cm, 3 parts: 23,5 x 18,5 cm, 1 part: 68 x 28 cm, 1 part: 48 x 34 cm
technique: collage – photos, documents, personal letters and postcards
The work shows the “tangible” evidence of memories. These documents are photocopied and used in the work “Memories”. The title “Thank you for your trust” is taken from the pack of photographic film and refers to the family interrelationships.
Each collage represents one family member. Collages are made of family ID photos and handwritten text that consists of all family names connected to the person in photography.
2018. Family mythology, City Gallery Striegl, Sisak, Croatia