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Pia Lindman
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Pia Lindman
 
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Grady Gerbracht
 
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Candice Breitz
 
From an in-between place
Nedko Solakov
 
Guilty Landscapes
Ron Sluik
 
S.O.S. Binary sequence
Dalibor Martinis
 

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Untitled 2001
80 x 80 cm
Ron Sluik




Guilty Landscapes
From a conversation with Ron Sluik
From: <sluik@gmx.net>
To: <nada.beros@zg.tel.hr>
Subject: Re: jezevo
Date: 2002. studeni 11 23:33

Dear Nada, thank you for the texts.
I will have to think about my contribution and in which context I could really add something. There is so much 'material' around me, living as a Dutch person in a country which is a substantial part of Jezevo. The first which comes to my mind is the Moldovan women who leave this country for what ever reasons and mostly so innocently but I am a landscape artist-photographer not a portraitist. I photographed many borders in my life and always with a Dutch passport in my pocket. It is a free ticket, a green card. Even in the worst circumstances I know I can rely on my position as being a person from that Western fortress. It is so unfortunate to see nowadays a new so called right-wing 'revolution' taking over this already unbalanced world into a worse scheme than ever before. I sometimes think Lenin could be blamed for it too, screwing up brutally and violently the socialists dream of many. A dream which had a little chance a hundred years ago but now seems a thousand years away. I know it is not fair and feel a childish incapability of seeing but not acting.

It reminds me of a childhood story of the dutch painter Armando. In his youth during the second world war he lived near a 'Durchgangslager' (camp) in Amersfoort. One day he was walking in the forest near this camp when he saw a person escape chased by a german soldier. The moment before the guard shot and killed the prisoner little Armando turned to the surrounding forest trees and asked: You are bigger than me, why don't you do something? After this experience he dedicated his work to painting guilty landscapes. "Feindbeobachtung" he calls it: to observe the enemy.

I have taken the motorway from Zagreb to Beograd quite a few times. I even have an imagination of where the motel is located although ofcourse I am not sure. I remember from 1995 a sanitary stop at some restaurant and in a little tent somebody selling among other things handcarved wooden plates with the image of Ante Pavelic. The road goes through my head like a film and in the corner of my eye I see it, Jezevo. From the outside as my passport allows me..


I would like to contribute something nice and beautiful as a contrast of what is happening.
This is probably the first time in my artists life I say this. Knowing my works have always focused on the grim side of our lives, dealing mainly with the history of war and guilt.
Is it possible to work inside the compound? To give for instance a workshop to the forced visitors? I could imagine I would like to help them to witness the beauty of the few good memories. Maybe by working with photography with them? Letting them capture the colors of their surroundings. The beauty of each individual. Just working with plastic camera's, maybe a 4shooter? (Is a camera allowed within the premises of the camp?).

Or should we just make another cake of Europe and eat it with all it's borders?

Let me know what you think. Ron Sluik.

Ron Sluik
Artist based in Amsterdam, Holland and Chisinau, Moldava
sluik@gmx.net






REPORTS
MAP
IMAGE OF BODO KAPING
INTERVIEW
Interview with Bodo Kaping
OVERVIEW

Trafficking
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A booming sex slavery trade --trafficking and the exploitation of women

Migration as a Global & Local Problem
Božena Katanec
Freedom, frustration, and the countries in-between

Interview with Bodo Kaping
Oliver Ressler & Martin Kren
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Ježevo as a permanent twilight zone between borders, politics and ideas.

Thnking in Exile
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I live, I dwell means the same as I am... Philosophical ideas connecting ourselves and our living spaces.

Jezevo - a story without a happy ending
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Ježevo as the cordon sanitaire of Europe.

Illegal migrants and late capitalism
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Unprecedented global inequality -- the final crisis of Capitalism?