EDINA HUSANOVIC :
Majka


Majka in Bosnian means mother but is often used for mother's mother or a grandmother. The piece Majka was constructed from a footage of the artist's grandmother making a traditional Bosnian dish pita (pie), famous for its skin-thin pastry. Although the artist herself has never learnt to make pita, along with many other Bosnian women of younger generation, she often thought of the tradition whilst living in exile in Britain. On her request, Edina's father videoed her grandmother making the pita and sent it to her by air mail from Bosnia to Britain. The fragmented nature of Majka discloses a sense of nostalgia for the stable past when boundaries were clear and life was slow, for the past almost forgotten, but which still lives on.

Edina Husanovic is a Bosnian artist based in Britain. She is currently reading for an MA in Cultural Policy and Management at Sheffield Hallam University, with frequent field trips to the Balkans, using performance art as one of her research methods.

20-29 SEPTEMBER
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, CRISP ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6 9RL
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IVANA JEFTIC
VANDA VUCICEVIC


A sound and photographic installation by two Bosnian artists of different generations and using different media. Both women live in London and both have taken an emotional as well as physical journey since leaving Sarajevo. As many who have made a new home in another country they preserve within themselves another world , which continues to exist in parallel. Their experience as Bosnians in the last decade has also been of feeling alone in the world, yet, at the same time watched and judged by international society. The artists' work gives a sense of this world carried within.

Vanda Teuta Vucicevic lives and works in London. She has studied photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and is studying Media at the Central St. Martins School of Art and Design and has exhibited in London.

Ivana Jeftic studied Ethnomusicology at the Sarajevo Music Academy, before moving to London ten years ago where she attended Goldsmiths College. She currently lives in London and works as a sound editor.

20-29 SEPTEMBER
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, CRISP ROAD, HAMMERSMITH, W6 9RL
FREE ENTRY