Installation: documentary content of photographs, texts, artifacts, video and audio

Group exhibition “Attitudes and Forms: Art as a form of thinking”

Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković Gallery-Legacy
(Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade), Serbia.

Curators: Miroslav Karić and Nebojša Milenković

MA sound design Marija Šumarac
Conservator MSU Mr Biljana Šipetić
Head of the Center for Hygiene and Human Ecology: Dragana Jović spec.hig.
Responsible analyst: Dr Marina Radovanović, spec. microbe. with parasitology
Head of the sanitary microbiology department: Milan Radović micro. food spec.
Head of the ecotoxicology laboratory department: Zorica Blagojević spec.tox.chem

May our desires never fade away” is a work that was experimentally and physically created elsewhere, and in a speculative shape acquires a new form through alternative mediums of artistic expression along with the procedure of laboratory research and findings. The spatial intervention in the context of taking a sample of the generated micro world took place in the striking architectural element of the Gallery-legacy of Milica Zorić and Rodoljub Čolaković – a swimming pool, which functions as a symbol of luxury and pleasure, which contemporary man strives for the most. The research of the micro biodiversity of the pool is correlated with the cultivated material – SCOBY, that is the city water (Belgrade), which is used as a medium for further questioning and evolving of micro coexistence. The work consists of several segments, starting with the dialogue between two statements: the idea and fantasy of the artist under the title May our desires never float away, and the (real) response of the experts. Through the dialogue, a cooperation is established, which results in the work evolving exclusively in sterile, laboratory conditions. The process is documented using photography and written sources, which thereby enable a mycological, bacterial and microbiological analysis of samples. The creation cycle is based upon collaboration, research, and documentation of the process, whereas the segment of (microscopic) visual content of analysis is transformed into audio content. The work itself, in the end, through an indirect intervention in space – the swimming pool, gains a new, living shape in the form of a sound installation which encompasses a convolution of different, loud micro worlds.