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During the KAMEN residency in Orah, Bosnia and Herzegovina (July and August of 2022) I worked on Proposal III and IV, a series of modular, painted cardboard sculptures. The sculptures were made using waste materials, sourced from local supermarkets. The pieces were influenced by the sense of physical and ideological abandonment caused by the ruins of the villages emerging from the Bileća lake and by the remains of the socialist world. Another large source of inspiration were the colors and shapes found in nature and structures around the KAMEN residency and in the socialist architecture in the towns of Bileća and Trebinje.
The work at KAMEN resulted in a two person exhibit, parallel relocations//relocated parallels with KAMEN resident Vita Soul Wilmering, at Kulturni Centar Trebinje. The exhibit showcased the sculpture installation Proposal III and Vita’s sound and video installation Parallel Lake Bottom cinema.
A second presentation was held at the KAMEN residency a week later in which the sculptures had been, taken apart, rearranged and rebuilt into a new installation, Proposal IV.
Proposal or Proposals for a better future, as the full title was meant to be, referred to ephemerality in both social structures and political ideas as well as the physical aspects of the sculptures. They went through various forms and settings and proposed different ways of existing each time. Beginning as packaging of products they got reshaped into modular sculptures, installed, deinstalled, transported, rebuilt and adjusted several times, before finally being cut into pieces, stacked, tied up and thrown on the local dump to start their final phase of life (maybe). During the event around Proposal IV, it was pointed out to me how the pieces also resembled the seemingly rough but in actuality fragile structures of human relations and systems within a country or society.

Proposals III
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
dimensions variable
2022
Proposals III
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
dimensions variable
2022
Proposals III
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
dimensions variable
2022
Proposals III, you unsurmount me well
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
dimensions variable: about 140 x 90 x 50cm
2022
Proposals III, remotely kind
reused cardboard and acrylic paint
dimensions variable: about 140 x 120 x 90cm
2022
Proposals III, remotely kind and remote kindness
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
variable
2022
Proposals (head)
reused cardboard and acrylic paint
about 120 x 100 x 110cm
2022
Proposals IV (Wariat Wariant)
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
dimensions variable (about 260 x 250 x 140 cm)
2022
Proposals IV, Wariat Wariant down
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
dimensions variable
2022
Proposals IV (Wariat Wariant II)
reused cardboard and acrylic paint
dimensions variable
2022
Proposals IV (detail)
reused cardboard, acrylic paint and tape
2022
Proposals III and IV (almost the end)
reused cardboard, acrylic paint, tape and twine
about 60 x 60 x 100cm
2022