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STEREORAMA INSPIRED AND EDITED BY THE POEM OF BOJAN SAVIĆ OSTOJIĆ BY VLADIMIR PALIBRK (SRB), ANETA BENDÁKOVÁ (CZ), ALEKSANDRA CHAUSHOVA (BG), JESUS BERMEJO (SP)


IF IT IS TO BELIEVE THE LEGENDS, WHOLE KNEZ MIHAILOVA STREET CAN BE DECONSTRUCTED INTO SMALL PARTS AND COMPRESSED INTO A POCKET-SIZE BOX

IT HAPPENS EVERY FOUR YEARS, WHEN THEY MOVE THE ORIGINAL STREET TO THE RESTORATION DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL MUSEUM

WHILE IT IS BEING FIXED, THEY INSTALL THIS CHEAP REPRODUCTION. BUT, THE WINDOWS OF EUROPEAN CULTURAL CENTERS WERE CAREFULLY BROKEN DUE TO HISTORICAL REASONS

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SOME DETAILS ARE OMITTED IN IT.


THOSE WHO NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL AND COPY ARE BEING PAID TO STAY QUIET ABOUT IT AND PLAY DUMB. THOSE WHO REFUSE MONEY, ARE BEING SENT TO DECOMPRESSION TREATMENT

AFTER THE DECOMPRESSION, YOU DON’T HAVE TO PRETEND YOU’RE DUMB ANYMORE

SO, IN THIS FAKE CROWD OF WELL-PAID EXTRAS,

I WAS PRETENDING TO SEARCH FOR SOMEONE. I WAS TOLD I HAVE TO FIND YOU.


I WANTED TO SAY HELLO – BUT YOUR NOSE WAS FASTER..

BIG SPEAKER IS TRANSMITTING ALL MY THOUGHTS TO THE STREET AUDIENCE.

I SMILED.

STREET CROWD IS APPLAUDING WITH SMILES. BRAVO, BRAVO!


THE ROAD I WALK LEADS ME TO A CONSTRUCTION SITE…

WHICH IS ACTUALLY A THEATER STAGE, FOR A PLAY ABOUT THE CHILDREN THEATER THAT WAS BOMBED IN 1999.

AT THE END OF EACH SHOW, WHEN CURTAINS CLOSE, THE WHOLE THEATER COLLAPSES.

ONLY FEW PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE ARE WATCHING THE DIRECTOR ON THE STAGE:

DIRECTOR: „THIS MORNING, IVAN HAS FALLEN INTO THE MORTAR MIXER. HERE WE EXPOSE HIS REMAINS.“

DURING THE LUNCH BREAK, I WALK THROUGH ABANDONED SCENE DECORATION.


THESE CROSSES APPEAR SO OFTEN IN THE SCRIPTS. I GUESS THEY WERE THERE FOR SOMETHING LONG TIME AGO, FOR SOMETHING MORE ESSENTIAL, NOT JUST DECORATION.

BUT WHY ARE THEY SO MANY?

IN EVERY CORNER, OVER EVERY BUILDING, ON THE BODIES OF ACTORS...

MAYBE SCRIPT-WRITERS ARE AFRAID OF THEIR DISAPPEARANCE

DURING OUR LUNCH BREAKS, WE GO AND WALK THROUGH FIELDS OF CROSSES, HOPING TO FIND A NEW PURPOSE FOR THEM.


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