The Strawberry jams were created as an alternative „map“, made from strawberries picked from a recently cleared minefield. The minefields around Brcko, where I grew up, are ‘the dark spots’ on the map. The daily personal interaction of passing these forbidden landscapes made me wonder if the artistic practice could provide a different way to understand and visually present such spaces, to provide alternative „maps“ of this social and mental terra incognita.
The Strawberry field is the imaginary space where the future possibilities are presented.
Exhibition view ‘Hybrid narratives, hybrid histories’, photo by Igor Ripak
Exhibition view, Reflektor Gallery, UVUU, Uzice, Serbia
Map of the geographical area marking suspicious and dangerous mine fields