Nika Radić

Related works: We Travel a Lot Photographs, Three Windows, Sie video, Out of Place, Other Peoples Windows, Audience, Are They Still There



Passing By

2011, photographs, a video installation

A series of photographs entitled "Passing By" was taken on public transport in different cities. They show other passengers reflected in the windows. The indirect gaze is the way I usually observe other people in order not to stare at them directly, but it seems I am not the only one doing that. The hidden voyeuristic view also puts the images in context by covering them with what is visible through the windows.

The photographs were exhibited at the MKC gallery in Split in 2011. On that occasion,a large-scale installation was created for the main space. MKC is using a building that was built in Yugoslavia in the late 80s to become a grand cultural centre for the young, but the project was never finished. Today, the gallery is using a somewhat awkward space of the lobby for a never completed theatre. I scattered rows of seats around the space and placed six large video projections showing scenes filmed through windows of airplanes, trains, busses and public transport in several cities. The visitors were thus left in this space in between histories and places and could sit on these chairs and wait to arrive in a perhaps better physical or historical space.

An artists book was published on the occasion of the exhibition with photographs from the series "Passing By" and short stories.

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