2020 - Ongoing
Mozirje, Slovenia; Gornji Grad, Slovenia; Ljubljana, Slovenia
When Iʼm browsing through our family albums or when I go to my grandparents place and find some old objects, souvenirs etc., Iʼm filling up my drawers of memories. With the help of my grandparents I can reach farther into the past. I grew up surrounded by the elderly, because my grandparents looked after me as I didn’t go to the kindergarten. They taught me different skills and encouraged me to do things that I loved to do most, such as: drawing, watching cartoons, eating, wrapping up random things as gifts and petting their neighbor’s dog Peja. Collective memory is created with the help of communication and interaction. In this work I operate with collective memory of my grandparents and I try to combine it with my childhood memories. I decided to use different objects and materials that I’ve found in my teenage room, family basement, in my grandparents kitchen, their storage room etc. Objects that I chose are also connected with my grandma’s habit of hoarding things. She also collects different materials and objects that she thinks I could use to create some kind of sculptures. That means, she is the curator of some of the works that I’ve made in this context. In this series I also included archival photographs of my grandparents, which in my opinion represents their personality best. In my work I'm dealing with topics of family memory, cultural identity, archiving, collecting objects and historicizing past events that are subjective processes, in spite of historical sciences and their claims of objectivity. I try to create playful dialogues between the past and the present.