“Fabric” by Saša Tkačenko,
From the 2oth of November until the 13rd of December, opening at 19 h
Poodrum gallery, Cultural Centre Belgrade
100 Polaroid photographs 11 x 8,6 cm each
The work Fabric is a result of exploration of public space scenography, the process I have started during the residency program at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. At first developed as a series of short, night video recordings of street architecture in New York, this investigation grew into a study that comprises one hundred Polaroid photographs. Technically limited potential of the Polaroid (low sensitivity of the camera lens and inability to control the result of the photographic process) followed by unfavorable conditions of night lightning appeared as the adequate framework for the treatment of the sight and its translation into picture. This resulted in a series of Polaroid photographs through which the spectacle of the spread out American flag (as the dominant signifier of the public space) is disrupted, appearing as destabilized object with the emphasis on its materiality.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.